Kontchak, Khan

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(Borodin: Prince Igor). Bass. Leader of the Polovtsi, father of Kontchakovna. He captures Prince Igor and his son (who falls in love with the Khan's daughter). Orders his slaves to dance the Polovtsian Dances to entertain his prisoners. Has a sneaking admiration for Igor, whom he recognizes as a good leader of his people. Created (1890) by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Koryakin.

Subjects: Opera.

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