Opéra de Paris

Prince Igor

In Cinemas 28, 29 Feb & 1, 4 Mar 2020
Philippe Jordan
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor), Elena Stikhina (Iaroslavina), Pavel Černoch (Vladimir), Dmitry Ulyanov (Prince Galitski), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Khan Kontchak), Anita Rachvelishvili (Kontchakovna)
Alexander Borodin
Barrie Kosky
Set Design
Rufus Didwiszus
Approx.3h45 including interval
Sung in Russian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris 17 Dec 2019
Official Event Listing

Opera in four acts and a prologue (1890)

New Production! Borodin’s only opera, this headily melodic Russian epic, best known for its Polovtsian Dances, questions the responsibilities of a leader with regard to his people.

Having ceded power to his despotic brother-in-law (Dmitry Ulyanov) in order to go to war, Igor (commanding bass Ildar Abdrazakov) and his son (Pavel Černoch) are taken prisoner. From his refusal to negotiate with the enemy to his return home, the prince’s deeds invite us to reconsider our own moral values.

By divesting the work of folklore of the most elementary kind, acclaimed Australian director Barrie Kosky’s new production highlights a universal need for ethics. Paris Opera Music Director Philippe Jordan conducts.

Please note programme change: Ildar Abdrazakov has been cast in the titular role, to replace the previously billed Evgeny Nikitin who has withdrawn from the production due to illness.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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