Prince Igor - Avant-Scène Opéra n° 168Museum
Opéra national de Paris
DescriptionA great Russian epic famous for its Polovtsian dances, Borodin's only opera questions the leader's responsibility towards his people. After surrendering power to the despotism of his brother-in-law to go to war, Igor is taken prisoner with his son. From his refusal to make a pact with the enemy to his return to his people, the prince's actions invite us to rethink our own moral values. By offloading the work with its most elementary folklore, Barrie Kosky's staging underlines this universal need for ethics.
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