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Prince Igor 1962Belgrade Opera

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The music of Prince Igor was familiar, both in the form of its ballet music, the Polovtsian Dances, popular in concert form, and much of the music adapted in the previous decade for the musical Kismet.

However the opera itself was a great rarity, and receiving its first professional performances in Scotland. The fact that the company also brought its ballet dancers made it all possible. Miroslav Cangalović sang in Russian, everyone else in Serbo-Croat. He also doubled the roles of Konchak and Galitsky (on the opening night).

The five operas brought were, with one exception (Massenet's Don Quichotte) of Russian origin - the others being Khovanshchina, The Gambler and The Love for Three Oranges, the last two being British premieres. The other opera at the Festival was presented by the English Opera Group - a new staging of Britten’s tense little masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw.

Cast details are taken from a copy of the programme.

Performance Cast

Igor son of Svyatoslav, Prince of Seversk

Dušan Popović

Yaroslavna Igor's second wife

Milka Stojanović

Vladimir Igorevich Igor's son by his first marriage

Zvonimir Krnetić

Prince Galitsky Vladimir Yaroslavich, brother of Yaroslavna

Miroslav Čangalović (Aug 20)

Žarko Cvejić (Aug 22, 25)

Konchak the Polovtsian Khan

Miroslav Čangalović (Aug 20, 22)

Djordje Djurdjević (Aug 25)

Konchakovna daughter of Khan Konchak

Biserka Cvejić

Ovlur a Christian Polovtsian

Zivojin Milosavljević

Skula a gudok player

Ladko Koroseć

Eroshka a gudok player

Franjo Paulik

Nurse to Yaroslavna

Ljubica Vrsajkov

Polovtsian Girl

Djurdjevka Čakarević

Performance DatesPrince Igor 1962

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

20 Aug, 19.00 22 Aug, 19.00 25 Aug, 19.00

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