HET NATIONALE OEPRA; ”Prins Igor” / Nationale Opera & Ballet

HET NATIONALE OEPRA; ”Prins Igor”

GENERAL INFORMATION

Age category-

Indication entrance fees

- Adultsvanaf 22,00
- Kids-
- seniors / 65+-

FROM / TO

07/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Nationale Opera & Ballet

LOCATION

Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3
1011 PN Amsterdam
Netherlands

EXTRA INFORMATION

HET NATIONALE OEPRA; ”Prins Igor”

The high-profile production of Prince Igor (2014), a co-production with the New York Metropolitan Opera, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, is now coming to Amsterdam. The production is dreamy, heart-rendingly human and exceptionally theatrical.

IN SHORT
With Prince Igor, Dutch National Opera is continuing the line of the great Russian opera repertoire, after successful productions of Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, Pique dame, The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh and Khovanshchina. Many people attending concert halls are already familiar with the ‘Polovtsian Dances’ from Prince Igor, with which the Chorus of Dutch National Opera made a great impression at the Opera Gala in 2015.

BACKGROUND
Director Dmitri Tcherniakov is renowned for his unorthodox approach. In Prince Igor, he changed the order of some of the scenes and added musical excerpts from other works. Using passages from silent black and white films, he brings the singers close to the audience. There is extra emphasis on Igor’s inner struggle. In 2012, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh for DNO received ovations.

‘Oriental’ element
The subject of Prince Igor comes from an Ancient Russian epic about the campaign of the Russian Prince Igor of Seversky against the Polovtsians, a Tartar tribe. Set against the Russian sounds, the ‘oriental’ element lends an unusual timbre to Prince Igor. Romantic lyrics contrast with powerful chorus scenes.

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