The production of “Prince Igor” in the New Opera is based on the version of Glazunov-Rimsky-Korsakov, edited by the director and laureate of the Golden Mask Yuri Alexandrov. Actualizing the thoughts and ideas embedded in the “Tale of Igor’s Regiment” and to some extent hidden behind Borodin’s beautiful music, the director sets new accents. Interpretation of events of almost 1000 years ago, filled with modern allusions, a contrasting contrast between red-brick Russia and the velvet-gold East, daring revelry of folk scenes - the opera Prince Igor has been hotly debated since the premiere in the press and among music lovers. The performance changed the traditional sequence of some scenes, in particular, the overture sounds after the prologue, and the choir is settled in the finale of the opera. Polovtsian dances are performed by artists of the Novaya Opera choir. The image of Igor is interpreted ambiguously - either the guardian of the people, or the reckless commander. The unexpected symbolic finale - the choir settled on the churchyard - sounds like a requiem.
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