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Prince Igor

By theblanche0
Written March 02, 2014
This is an incredible production of Borodin's Prince Igor. Even though the opera is 4 1/2 hrs long the time went by very rapidly. It will be hard for the Met to top this one.
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Prince Igor: Live at the Met ~ A MUST SEE

By awestdawn1
Written March 02, 2014
Beautiful and amazing. The acting tugs at your heart. The orchestra was wonderful. Chorale's singing WOW! You WILL recognize a couple of the arias. Interviews intriguing & fun. Sets & tech awe-inspiring. Not for younger children only due to length of the opera. Worth the 4 1/2 hours (with 2 intermissions).
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Russian history at its best :)

By cristiaan
Written March 02, 2014
Up to this point, most operas that I have seen revolve around a woman. I am glad that I accepted to attend and watch Prince Igor. Ildar Abdrazakov's interpretation of Prince Igor was outstanding. The role of the princess sung by Oksana Dyka was good, but the true revelation of the whole play is the role of Konchakovna, sung by Anita Rachvelishvili. For this production, there is a good use of media (video) to make up for the parts that are unsung. But my favorite scene was the one in the poppy fields. All in all, very good, and a very nice portrait of Russia, its culture and its strong character and beautiful people.
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Prince Igor

By enarcht
Written March 03, 2014
The overall production was good, especially the voices and music! It is an opera after all. But the modern suits and ties on Yeroshka and Ovlur seemed too modern. Because it is Russian, it helps to be familiar with the 'story'. Like a Russian novel, there are many layers and sometimes hard to follow. The voices were magnificent and I loved the poppy field 'dream set. I am grateful they mounted the production since it is rare.
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Fabulous

By voyager3388buju
Written March 03, 2014
The production was spectacular. The music and singing was incredible, and the stars were excellent actors. The Polovtsian dances were hard to pull off but amazing. This is a small thing, but in the last act, the 2 drunks ringing the bell with the orchestra and chorus all going at once created a wall of sound I hope I never forget. I didn't think I would like this, but I was wrong wrong wrong.
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