Symposium: Alex in the City: Thinking Through Dmitri Tcherniakov’s ‘Prince Igor’ at the Metropolitan Opera


Friday, February 7, 2014


10:30 am – 5:00 pm


38 West 86th Street


This one-day symposium, convened by David Levin, Addie Clark Harding Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, Department of Cinema & Media Studies, the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, and the College at the University of Chicago, and being hosted this year at the Bard Graduate Center, will feature a discussion of Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of “Prince Igor” in the immediate aftermath of its premiere at the Met.  Tcherniakov is one of the most challenging and provocative directors at work on the international operatic stage.  This symposium hopes to contribute to an informed, lively, and rigorous discussion of his production by bringing together scholars, dramaturges, and the opera-going public for a day devoted to brief presentations and focused discussions of Borodin's opera, Tcherniakov's past productions, and his new staging.  The program is co-sponsored by The Opera Quarterly (Oxford University Press), the University of Chicago, and the Bard Graduate Center.

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:

10:30am-12pm: Panel on Borodin & Prince Igor
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:30-3pm: Panel on Tcherniakov's Work as an Opera Director
3-3:30pm: Coffee Break
3:30-5pm: Panel on Tcherniakov's Production of “Prince Igor” at the Met

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