Rusalka
Antonin Dvorák
December 2012 and January 2013
Opera

Introduction

 

Herheim reread the Sireneta

Herheim's production is the exception that proves the rule. So powerful and personal is his concept of drama that he successfully weaves Dvořák's Symbolist universe into a fascinating world of his own. As a result, his version is one of the most sought-after by opera houses throughout the world. 

Of all Czech operas, Rusalka (Prague, 1901) - alongside Smetana's Bartered Bride - is the best known and loved. This sentimental, symbolic tale focuses on a water nymph who takes on human nature out of love and pays the terrible consequences, an ancient motif of Nordic legend that was a great favourite among the Romantics. Despite certain Wagnerian influences, the exquisite music features ballads, songs and dances with traditional Czech melodies. 


Opera in three acts. Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil. Music by Antonin Dvořák. First performed at the National Theatre in Prague on 31 March 1901. 
First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 21 February 1924.

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December 2012
Saturday 22 20:00 C
Thursday 27 20:00 A
Sunday 30 17:00 T
January 2013
Wednesday 2 20:00 D
Saturday 5 18:00 F
Friday (AD) 11 20:00 E
Monday 14 20:00 H

Prices

11,50 €, 32 €, 43,75 €, 63,75 €, 91,75 €, 131 €, 164,75 €, 223 €

Length

Act I 65 min
Pause 30 min
Act II 42 min
Pause 20 min
Act III 45 min
Total 3 hours 25 min

Audio-description service

11 January at 8pm
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Information session

Forty-five minutes before each performance, an information session about the opera, open to all  members of the audience, will be held in the Foyer.