[ Deutsche Grammophone DVD / 2 DVD ]
Release Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Suitable for General Audiences
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the MET.
Dmitri Tcherniakov's production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, and his "[…] wonderful staging is dreamlike, wrenchingly human and viscerally theatrical" (New York Times).
Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role and "[…] masterfully probed Igor's guilt and regret" (Wall Street Journal).
The Blu-ray includes a "Backstage at the MET" with host Eric Owens:
Introductions to Act 1, 2 and 3
Interview: Ildar Abdrazakov
Panel: Gelb, Tcherniakov; Noseda (+Lidiya)
Interview: Dyka; Petrenko (+Lidiya)
Interview: Donald Palumbo
Picture format: 1080i / 60i / 16:9 / colour
Audio Format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region Code: All regions ("0")
Disc: 1 BD-50
Menu Language: English
Subtitles (Opera): English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Total time: c. 202' (c. 192' opera + 10' extras)