Episode Info

Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor," about a 12th-century Russian ruler (Ildar Abdrazakov) who defends his country against invading forces. The opera, which was unfinished at the time of Borodin's 1887 death, includes orchestrated passages by composer-conductor Pavel Smelkov. Soprano Oksana Dykain appears as Igor's wife, Yaroslavna; mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili plays the Polovtsian princess Konchakovna; and tenor Sergey Semishkur plays Igor's son, Vladimir Igorevich.