Opera by Antonín Dvořák
Lyrical fairy tale in three acts by Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904), libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil
"Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, which was premièred in 1901, is considered one of the most beautiful works of the Slavic operatic repertoire. A water nymph (this is the meaning of the Czech word “Rusalka”) longs to assume human form, for she has fallen in love with a prince. The price is high, as she has to give up the faculty of speech and runs the risk of being doomed if she does not win the love of a human. However, Rusalka is unable to gain the prince’s entire affection, and so she remains alone on earth as a will o’ the wisp. Director Matthias Hartmann has staged his interpretation with great precision, contrasting nature with civilisation, the irreconcilable nature of which is the cause of Rusalka’s demise. This performance is particularly fascinating thanks to its sets, full of poetic symbolism, created by the great German stage designer Karl-Ernst Herrmann. Under the musical direction of Eivind Gullberg Jensen, the Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko sings the title role, and the Czech tenor Pavel Černoch can be heard as the prince for the first time in Zurich."
(text taken from http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/activity/detail/rusalka-15-06-2013/#section_infotext)
This opera is presented in Czech with English and German subtitles. Playing duration is 3hours and 15min.
Break is after the 2nd part.
Are you wondering "what shall I dress?" Please dress for the occasion, allow yourself not be just a spectator but think of you as a part of the art work you are about to experience. We are looking forward to meet you there :)
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