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Work: Prince Igor

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ComposerBorodin, Alexander Porfiryevich (1833-1887)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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A long road to nowhere for Igor at the Bastille

Ildar Abdrazakov (Igor) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra de Paris
Barrie Kosky's makes a limited impact in his debut at Opéra de Paris, apart from an hallucinogenic Polovtsian Dances.
***11
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Finding release among the poppy fields

Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor) © BAUS
Tcherniakov's moving production delves into the psychological rather than revelling in the spectacular. 
****1
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Ballets Russes triple bill, Tokyo Komaki Ballet

Tokyo Komaki Ballet, a company intricatelly tied  to the Ballet Russes, performed three of its works, Afternoon of a FaunPrince Igor and Petrushka
****1
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Fly away on wings of wind: Novaya Opera’s Prince Igor takes wing at the Coliseum

There’s a touch of Borodin bus syndrome around at the moment; you wait years for a production of Prince Igor, then two come along in succession. The first was from the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, swiftly followed by the Novaya Opera which brings its production from Moscow to London as part of the UK—Russia Year of Culture.
****1
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Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor

Even the best opera glasses would be no match for the intensity of this close-up introspection: a new production of Borodin's Prince Igor is playing at the Met.
***11
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