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Prince Igor (Mar. 1, 2014)

Composer: Alexander Borodin
Librettist: Alexander Borodin, after a scenario by Vladimir Stasov

Noseda; Dyka, Rachvelishvili, Semishkur, Abdrazakov, Petrenko, Kocán

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 22 min.

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.