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Wednesday 24. May. 2017, 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm | Großes Haus

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Alexander Borodin

Fürst Igor (Prince Igor)

Together with his troops, Prince Igor sets out to fight the wild tribe of the Polovtsy. He leaves his wife Yaroslavna behind in the care of her brother, Prince Galitsky. His brother-in-law, however, is a bad regent: instead of governing fairly, he is debauched and power-hungry. When the news arrives that Prince Igor has been vanquished and taken prisoner by the Polovtsian khan, Galitsky believes that his time has come. Prince Igor, however, manages to escape, returns and is celebrated at home as a hero. Alexander Borodin, composer and professor of chemistry, also travelled a long way with his "Prince Igor": he worked on the epic work for 18 years – without managing to finish it before his untimely death. His friends Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov finally combined the parts into one whole, and the opera finally saw its first performance in St. Petersburg in 1890. Since that time, Prince Igor has been considered Russia’s second grand national opera after Modest Mussorgsky’s "Boris Godunov".

Director: David Pountney
Set Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Costume Designer: Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer: Jürgen Hoffmann
Choreography: Renato Zanella

A coproduction of Opernhaus
Zürich and Hamburg State Opera

Premiere: 15.09.2012

Two breaks of 25 minutes after the first and the second act

Supported by Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne, Barbara and Ian K. Karan and HypoVereinsbank Private Banking Member of UniCredit
In Russian with German surtitles


Information:

Ort: Großes Haus, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Preise: 6,00 EUR bis 97,00 EUR

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