The Russian opera “Prince Igor” is presently playing at the Volksoper in Vienna in a very colourful presentation evoking summer feelings with lots of sunflowers in a landscape of sunny orange and yellow.
Following is a short clip of Alexander Borodin’s “Prince Igor”, recorded in Russia, yet of unknown origin. I chose this 10 minute sequence for the sensitive quality of the orchestra and the vocal quality of the Polovtsian dances. Click on the video and listen while scrolling down to view the images.
The entrance area of the Volksoper theatre in Vienna on the day of an Igor performance.
The stage and main hall of Volksoper during the intermission of “Prince Igor”.
The main cast.
Intermission time! The sunflowers of the Polovtsian landscape are still on stage.
Curtain call after the first act, right after the famous Polovtsian dances.
The pamphlet for June 2017 features Soprano Melba Ramos and the Volksoper Youth Choir in “Prince Igor”. There are a few more performances left to enjoy this wonderful piece.
After the break, the audience is heading back to their seats of burgundy velvet.
The next “Prince Igor” performances at Volksoper will be June 20th, 23rd, 25th and 29th, 2017. Additional information can be found at volksoper.at.
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