(Borodin: Prince Igor). Bar. Husband of Yaroslavna, father of Vladimir. With his son, he leads his army to fight the Polovtsi, a Tartar tribe, and is captured by their leader, Khan Kontchak. For his entertainment, the Polovtsian Dances are performed by Kontchak's slaves. He escapes to save his city and rejoin his wife. Created (1890) by Ivan Alexandrovich Mel'nikov.