• Released
  • March 5, 2014
  • 4 hr 30 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

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Province igor

By rgl161
Written March 07, 2014
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
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Prince Igor

By evecalif
Written March 06, 2014
It was unusually enjoyable. The Borodin music in the dream scene (lst act) is so beautiful. There is not a boring minute. Even better than attending a live opera performance because you get to go backstage to see scene changes and interviews with the stars.
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The music's the thing!

By Gene_in_LA
Written March 06, 2014
This was a musically magnificent performance, from start to finish, and almost from the bottom to the top of the cast. The production is less successful. The entire Polovtsian act is done in a poppy field. It works if you know the significance of the poppies, but dramaturgically it's much less successful. There are obviously entrances and exits in the music. The idea of having the whole thing take place in Igor's mind does not work. The lively Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens became a backdrop for a black-and-white representation of the recent battle and Igor's part in it. It just doesn't fit. I'd gladly buy a mere CD of the performance, but I don't need to see it again.
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Prince Igor

By jhnsn
Written March 06, 2014
Prince Igor, the Met Opera production, was fantastic. The voices were superb and the acting was incredible. What the singers said about the direction was right on the mark. I loved the Russian basses, and the soprano divas were terrific. I'd love to see it again, but on stage if possible. Sets and costumes were terrific. I think that any traditional rendering of Prince Igor will suffer by comparison.
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Igor

By aakeith
Written March 07, 2014
It lasted 4.5 hours and it all went by like a dream. It was wonderful. The production was excellent and the cast was marvelous. By the way, thank goodness for these filmings. When I had to give up my season subscription to the Met itself, because of the outrageous prices, I thought I would never see the operas again. This isn't the same, but almost.
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