• Released
  • March 5, 2014
  • 4 hr 30 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor Encore Synopsis
A 12th century Russian prince fights invading hordes from the east.

Movie Reviews

Prince Igor

By DasHagenPR
Great voices, beautiful production (though I didn't think we needed the poppy field). Love the background interviews with host Eric Owens who did a lovely job. Transmission failure during the clips...

Prince Igor

By gailweller
What a painful experience. The opera is a mystifying patchwork with hideous scenery and often dreary music. The ballet portion looked like corpses writhing from hell. I will have nightmares about...

Prince Igor, Met HD Encore, March 5, 2014

By vandermovie56
PLEASE carry more of these wonderful Met broadcasts, either live HD or Encore performances. Prince Igor is so timely, not only because it shows the Russian character, but also the futility of...

Prince Igor

By claireeric
I really enjoyed the opera and the emphasis on the psychological struggles of the prince. The dance scenes were glorious and so was the singing. I do wish however that the Encore presentations...

Not worth the time

By michaelkreutz
Although the singing and orchestral playing were good overall, the directorial work was incredibly misguided. In trying to make the opera into something more than it is, it came across as much less....

Province igor

By rgl161
A terrific opera. This was the first Russian opera I have ever seen and it was a wonderful experience. All opera fans should see it. Ron...

A Crushing Bore and a Disgrace!!!!

By Eugene Onegin Encore
I have taught a course on Russian opera at a leading university and used "Prince Igor" as a means of approaching and understanding Russian musical culture. This new version from the Met is simply...

Over produced but sung beautifully

By 4bbilson
This is a long opera--though not as long as a Wagner one! Some of the stage business seemed to add to the length without adding to the dramatic impact. For example, the Polovtsian dances went on...

Amazing performance

By dananbar
Opera lovers are blessed with the opportunity to buy the "best seats in the house" for $20! Prince Igor is a masterpiece that is rarely performed (last time by the Met 100 years ago!). This Met's...

Prince Igor

By dmhaggis
This production did not work in the cinematic form. The staging was weird with soldiers singing to the walls and often the lighting had the main singer in the dark. The sound engineering was...