Prince Igor was first performed on this day in 1890

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Prince Igor: An opera by Alexander Borodin

Igor Sikorsky: Aviation pioneer

Igor Stravinsky: Influential 20th century Russian composer

Common clues: Prince of opera; Sikorsky and Stravinsky; Composer Stravinsky; Borodin's prince; Inventor Sikorsky; Aviation pioneer Sikorsky; “The Rite of Spring” composer Stravinsky; Name in a Borodin opera

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Video: Excerpt from Prince Igor

A good composer does not imitate; he steals ~ Igor Stravinsky

Prince Igor is an opera in a prologue and four acts by Alexander Borodin (music and libretto). It was first performed in St.Petersburg on November 4, 1890. Borodin left the opera incomplete at his death. It was completed posthumously by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov. In the USA, it was first produced at Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 30, 1915.

Konstantin Korovin's costume design for Igor in the production of Prince Igor at the Mariinsky Theatre, 1909

The plot loosely corresponds to the East Slavic epic The Tale of Igor's Campaign.

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, (25 May 1889 – 26 October 1972) was a pioneer of aviation who designed the first four-engine fixed-wing aircraft and the first successful helicopter of the most common configuration (single main rotor tail rotor).

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian composer, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th century music.

Stravinsky and Pablo Picasso collaborated on Pulcinella in 1920. Picasso took the opportunity to make several sketches of the composer.

He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of the century. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Prince Igor", “Igor Sikorsky”, and “Igor Stravinsky”.

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