Polovtsian Dances

Jul 10, 2014

The “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera Prince Igor by Rimsky-Korsakov are the most often-performed portion of the opera and often all that is remembered of the work.

The people represented in the opera were called Polovtsy by the Russians, and were referred to as “the blond ones.” And so, the selections are really about the “dances of the yellow-haired people.”