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RUSALKA
Antonín Dvořák
2nd premiere Oct 19, 2019, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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RUSALKA - 2nd premiere Oct 19, 2019

Antonín Dvořák

2nd premiere Oct 19, 2019, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Lyric fairy tale in three acts from 1901
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Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil (1868–1950)
 
“For your love, for that beauty of yours,
for your inconstant human passion,
for everything by which my fate is cursed,
human soul, God have mercy on you!“
 
The world's most famous Czech opera, the masterpiece of Antonin Dvorak, has been enchanting audiences since its world premiere in 1901. The composer had a brilliant poetic libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil, inspired by Andersen's Little Mermaid, and Ballads by Karel Jaromir Erben with clear elements of symbolism and decadence in the late 19th century. The opera tells the fairy tale story of the water nymph Rusalka, who leaves the safety of her lake home and becomes a human for the love of the Prince. The emotionally unstable Prince betrays her for his momentary enchantment by another woman and she is then rejected by the human world. Betrayed Rusalka becomes a deadly element – a firefly – and among others even the Prince dies in her arms. The composer tells the story in a colourful and melodic way, the music is filled with passion; it is a expressive image of nature and emotions. Dvorak’s opera ends in a breath-taking catharsis – Rusalka forgives the Prince who is dying in her arms. The composer thus created one of the strongest and incomprehensibly purifying, elusive and beautiful musical endings in both Czech and international opera.
 
Performed in the Czech original with Czech and English subtitles.
  
 
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Dec 3, 2019
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Dec 26, 2019
4.00 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Jan 11, 2020
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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logoCast at date: Oct 19, 2019
Conductor
Rusalka, the water nymph
Vodník, the water goblin
The prince
Ježibaba, a witch
The foreign princess
First wood sprite
Second wood sprite
Third wood sprite
Gamekeeper
Kitchen girl
Little Rusalka
Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Oct 17, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Oct 19, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Oct 25, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 6, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 12, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 15, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
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Dec 26, 2019 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Jan 11, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Jan 15, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Jan 26, 2020 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Feb 6, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Feb 9, 2020 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Feb 12, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Feb 29, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Mar 7, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
May 3, 2020 5.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 13, 2020 9.00 PMRepetitionshow detail
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Stanislava Jirků (Third wood sprite), Ivana Pavlů (Second wood sprite), Martin Gurbaľ (Vodník, the water goblin), Bohdana Šindlerová (Wood sprite)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph), Jana Sýkorová (Ježibaba, a witch)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Jana Sýkorová (Ježibaba, a witch)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Richard Samek (The prince), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Ivana Ambrúsová (Kitchen girl), Jakub Kettner (Gamekeeper)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Sbor opery NDM,

Richard Samek (The prince), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Gurbaľ (Vodník, the water goblin), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Lucie Silkenová (The foreign princess), Richard Samek (The prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jakub Kettner (Gamekeeper), Ivana Ambrúsová (Kitchen girl), Martin Gurbaľ (Vodník, the water goblin)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Bohdana Šindlerová (Wood sprite), Nikola Novotná (Wood sprite), Markéta Böhmová (First wood sprite), Stanislava Jirků (Third wood sprite), Ivana Pavlů (Second wood sprite), Eva Marie Kořená (Wood sprite)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Richard Samek (The prince), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Veronika Rovná Holbová (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Bohdana Šindlerová (Wood sprite), Lucie Hubená (Wood sprite), Anna Nitrová (Third wood sprite), Michaela Kubištelová (Second wood sprite), Markéta Böhmová (First wood sprite), Nikola Novotná (Wood sprite)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Anna Thun (Ježibaba, a witch), Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Anna Thun (Ježibaba, a witch)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph), Karolína Beňová (Little Rusalka)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Šrejma (The prince), Anna Nitrová (The foreign princess)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph), Anna Thun (Ježibaba, a witch)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Šrejma (The prince), Laura Teivāne (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Kateřina Kněžíková (Rusalka, the water nymph), Martin Gurbaľ (Vodník, the water goblin)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Tara Křemenová (Little Rusalka), Kateřina Kněžíková (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Balet NDM,

Luciano Mastro (The prince), Kateřina Kněžíková (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jakub Kettner (Gamekeeper)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Sbor opery NDM,

Luciano Mastro (The prince), Kateřina Kněžíková (Rusalka, the water nymph)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Lucie Silkenová (The foreign princess), Luciano Mastro (The prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Kateřina Kněžíková (Rusalka, the water nymph), Luciano Mastro (The prince)
Photo by: Martin Popelář