Russian opera comes to screen

Published 8:00 am Friday, February 28, 2014

Ildar Abdrazakov performs in the Russian opera “Prince Igor.”

Ildar Abdrazakov performs in the Russian opera “Prince Igor.”

The Russian epic opera “Prince Igor,” famous for its Polovtsian dances, will play on a widescreen at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

The opera will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20 and $12 for students.

“Prince Igor” is an opera in four acts with a prologue, written and composed by Alexander Borodin, and is at the New York Metropolitan Opera for the first time in nearly 100 years. It is shown live in Albert Lea via a satellite feed.

The opera is a psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop.

Star Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

Tickets are avilable online at www.wiztix.com or by calling 877-730-3144.

 

Friday

• Meet the Met will be at 12:15 p.m. at Prairie Wind Coffee.

• Albert Lea Moose Lodge will have an all-you-can-eat meal at 7:30 p.m. with entertainment by “Megaforce.”

• Albert Lea Eagles Club will have entertainment by “KB Karaoke.”

• The American Legion will have “Karaoke with Laurie” from 8 p.m. to midnight.

 

Saturday

• A 3-D full draw archery tournament will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at133 S. Newton Ave.

• Albert Lea Moose Lodge will have entertainment by “Terry-Okie” at 7:30 p.m.

• Albert Lea Eagles Club will have entertainment by Steve Lang.

• A Mardi Gras party with Bad Monkey will be at 8 p.m. at America’s Best Value Inn.

 

Sunday

• The Alden American Legion will serve breakfast will be from 8 to 12:30 p.m. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, milk, juice and coffee will be served. Cost is $5 and children under the 6-years-old eat free.

• An Eagles breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• A 3-D full draw archery tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 133 S. Newton Ave.