Met: Live in HD Broadcast
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 10:00am – *Encore performance, original air-date: 03/01/14.
Approximate run time: 4 hours 40 minutes (On Air: 10:00am – 2:40pm), 1 intermission.
Pre-opera talk by Russell Fox beginning at 8:45am in the theater.
Box office opens at 8:30am.
Fear ye not! With so much in the news today about Russia we are pleased to present The Met: Live in HD with Alexander Borodin’s epic opera Prince Igor about the 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces. Famous for the “Polovtsian Dances” which were recently featured in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, Prince Igor returns to the Met for its first company performances since 1917. The second scene of the first act is set in a field of 12,500 red poppies that the Met’s scenic department made entirely by hand.
An extraordinary Russian cast led by Ildar Abdrazakov (Enrico VIII in 2011’s Anna Bolena) in the title role, opposite Oksana Dyka in her Met debut as his emotionally unstable wife, Yaroslavna; Anita Rachvelishvili is the fiery princess Konchakovna.