Borodin’s “Prince Igor” in Tel Aviv


Alexander Borodin’s

“Prince Igor”

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow makes it Israeli debut presenting one of the greatest Russian epic tales of all time – Prince Igor. Scores of soloists, choristers and dancers perform Borodin’s sweeping score which features the ever popular Polovtsian Dances.

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Alexander Borodin, The composer  
Conductor Jan Latham Koenig 2, 10, 11 October
  Yevgeny Samoilov 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12 October
Director Yuri Alexandrov  
Set & Costume Designer                  Vyacheslav Okunev  
Lighting Designer Irina Vtornikova  
Stage Movement Directors Georgy Kovtun  
  Irina Sharonova  


Prince Igor Andjey Beletsky 2, 4, 6, 10, 11 October
  Vladimir Baykov 3, 5, 8, 9, 12 October
Yaroslavna Elena Popovskaya 2, 3 October
  Galina Badikovskaya 5, 8, 11 October
  Olga Terentieva 9, 12 October
  Marina Nerabeyeva 4, 6, 10 October
Vladimir Igorevich    Dmitry Piyanov 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Alexander Bogdanov 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Prince of Galich Alexander Kisselev 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Dmitry Orlov 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Konchak Vladimir Kudashev 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Vitaly Efanov 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Konchakovna Tatyana Tabachuk 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva       3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Ovlur Marat Gareyev  
Skula Anatoly Grigoriev 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Sergey Tarasov 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Yeroshka Maxim Ostroukhov 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 October
  Veniamin Egorov 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 October
Nurse Marina Efanova  
Polovtsian Girl Victoria Shevtsova  

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow
Surtitles in Hebrew and English
Translation: Israel Ouval

New Production
Sung in Russian
Duration: Three hours, The first act: 1h15 – 1h20 minutes

Day Date Hour Back stage tours Opera Talkback
*WED 2.10.13 20:00    
THU 3.10.13 20:00   After the show
FRI 4.10.13 13:00    
SAT 5.10.13 20:00 18:30  
SUN 6.10.13 20:00 18:30 After the show
TUE 8.10.13 20:00 18:30  
WED 9.10.13 20:00   After the show
THU 10.10.13 20:00    
FRI 11.10.13 13:00    
SAT 12.10.13 20:00    

** TOWARDS OPENING – 5.10.13, 11:00



Prince Igor

The Square in Putivl
Prince Igor and his army are about to set out on a campaign against the Polovtsy and their Khans. The people praise prince Igor, his son Vladimir and the soldiers. Suddenly a solar eclipse takes place. The people are terrified; they think it to be a bad omen and ask the prince to cancel his campaign. But Igor has made up his mind. He bids farewell to his wife Yaroslavna and leaves her to the care of prince of Galich, Yaroslavna’s brother. The army takes the field.

Act I
Prince of Galich’s Court

The prince of Galich, taking advantage of Igor’s absence, is feasting with his followers. Two drunken gudok players, Skula and Yeroshka, are entertaining the party. The prince is dreaming of ruling Putivl instead of Igor and of sending Yaroslavna to a convent. The feast is interrupted by a group of young women, who beg the prince to restore their abducted friend. But the prince rudely drives them away. The prince’s followers are mulling over the possibility of bringing him to power in Putivl. But Yaroslavna’s influence is very strong.

Yaroslavna’s Palace
Yaroslavna is worrying about why she does not hear from her husband. The young women come to tell her about the evil deeds of the prince of Galich, asking for her help. Yaroslavna demands that the prince returns the girl. But he just mocks her and threatens to seize the throne in Putivl. The boyars announce that Igor’s army is defeated and he and his son are captured. Khan Gzak, Konchak’s ally, is about to attack Putivl. The people led by Yaroslavna are preparing to defend the city.

Act II
The Polovtsian Camp

Prince Igor and his son are in captivity. In the evening Konchakovna, the Khan’s daughter, is longing to see her beloved Vladimir, who is also craving to see Konchakovna. The love scene is interrupted by Igor. He ponders about his defeat, about his native land, about Yaroslavna. Ovlur, a Christian Polovtsian, stealthily comes up to Igor. He suggests they flee. Igor is in doubt. Khan Konchak tries to entertain his captives with music and oriental dances. The Polovtsians praise their Khan.

Yaroslavna is pining, observing the devastated lands. She notices a traveler, who turns out to be Igor. The two lovers rejoice at being miraculously reunited. Igor is depressed over his defeat and repents his mistakes

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