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Buy Prince Igor tickets to treat yourselves to one of the finest works by Alexander Borodin. Borodin was acclaimed for his symphonies and orchestral works; The Sleeping Princess, The Sea Princess, Song of the Dark Woods and The False Note being a few among his famous solo songs.
Prince Igor, a four-act opera surfaced in the late 1860s with its libretto taken from the poem The Lay of Igor’s Host which centers on prince Igor Svyatoslavich. After Borodin’s death in 1887 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov took charge of completing the opera. It saw its world premiere in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1890 at Mariinsky Theatre. Lev Ivanov served as the ballet master while Yanov, Bocharov and Andreyev designed the sets. Followed by the success of the opera other premiers came its way. The first Moscow premiere took place in 1892 conducted by Losif Pribik. A few years later another performance was witnessed at the Bolshoy Theatre with Ulrikh Avranek onboard.
Speaking of the premieres, a notable production by Sergei Diaghilev stole the limelight in Prague and Paris in 1899 and 1909. This production brought forth Feodor Chaliapin and Maria Kuznetsova as Galitsky and Yaroslavna. The same production was seen in London in 1914 this time around conducted by Thomas Beecham. The next year the Metropolitan Opera hosted the US premiere conducted by Giorgio Polacco. Another performance took place in 1919 at Covent Garden featuring Miriam Licette as Yaroslvna. In recent years Essen Opera presented the opera at the Aalto Theatre, marking an unusual production highlighting the director Andrejs Zagars and conductor Noam Zur’s out-of-the-box approach towards the opera. Thus coming off as a refreshing take on Borodin’s venture. Looking back at the composition of Prince Igor, as soon as Borodin began working he lost sight of it as he thought it lacked drama and movement. However he then took up Prince Igor in 1874 finally whipping it into shape.
When his contemporaries Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky delivered hits like The Maid of Pskov and Boris Godunov in 1873 and 1874 he found the motivation to complete what he had started a long time back. In 1870s Rimsky-Korsakov who was also one of the group members of The Five, helped Borodin as far as the concert performance was concerned. Thus helping him with the Polovtsian Dances (1879). Since the forthcoming event will be hosted by the Metropolitan Opera House it will provide the attendees with a chance to see a venue that is credited with hosting some of the most famous performances including recitals by Vladimir Horowitz, Kathleen and operas such as Einstein on the Beach and Antony and Cleopatra by Philip Glass and Samuel Barber.
Having a capacity of around 3,800 seats, the venue opened in 1966 with Giacomo Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West marking its inaugural event. The Metropolitan Opera is also home to American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and accounts for its spring season. Enjoy another event hosted by this state-of-the-art venue by getting Prince Igor tickets.