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RUSALKA
Antonín Dvořák
Repetition Dec 26, 2019, 4.00 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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RUSALKA - Repetition Dec 26, 2019

Antonín Dvořák

Repetition Dec 26, 2019, 4.00 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Lyric fairy tale in three acts from 1901
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Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil (1868–1950)
Musical direction Jakub Klecker
Conducted by Radovan Lipus
 
“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.
 
Premieres on 17 and 19 October 2019 at the Antonin Dvorak Theatre
 
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Dec 26, 2019
4.00 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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Oct 17, 2019
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Oct 19, 2019
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Oct 25, 2019
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Oct 17, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detailtickets
Oct 19, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detailtickets
Oct 25, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Nov 6, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Nov 12, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Nov 15, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Dec 3, 2019 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
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 detail
Feb 9, 2020 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 12, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 29, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 7, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 3, 2020 5.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 13, 2020 9.00 PMRepetitionshow detail