Met Live's PRINCE IGOR Broadcast at Town Hall Theater Set for 3/1

Met Live's PRINCE IGOR Broadcast at Town Hall Theater Set for 3/1Alexander Borodin's defining Russian Epic, Prince Igor, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in nearly 100 years. The highly-acclaimed production can be seen live on the big screen at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Saturday, March 1, at Noon.

Drimitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Idlar Abdrazakov takes on the title role.

The show, which opened a week ago, has received raves in the opera press. The New York Times suggested that it's probably the best production one will ever see of this monumental work, calling it "dreamlike, wrenchingly human and viscerally theatrical."

With the help of the Opera Company of Middlebury, THT is now offering informative talks before every Met production. Held on the lower level 45 minutes before each show, they offer insight into the composer and the creation of the piece, and can greatly increase a viewer's appreciation of an opera - especially a rarely-seen opera like Prince Igor. The pre-show talk for Prince Igor will be given by Scott Morrison. Coffee is served.

Prince Igor will be streamed live on the big screen at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Saturday, March 1, at noon. Tickets are $17, $10 students, and may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, 802 382-9222, at the THT Box Office (daily except Sunday, Noon - 5 pm) and at the door.

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