DVORAK, A.: Rusalka (La Monnaie - De Munt, 2012)

DVORAK, A.: Rusalka (La Monnaie - De Munt, 2012)


 

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- (Disc 1)
Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203
Libretto/Text Author: Kvapil, Jaroslav
Conductor: Fischer, Adam

Foreign Princess: Persson, Annalena
Jezibaba: Morloc, Renee
Policeman: Coulon, Marc
Wood Nymph 2: Kim, Young-Hee
Wood Nymph 3: Javakhidze, Nona

Set/Stage Designer: Scheele, Heike
Costume Designer: Vollm, Gesine
Lighting Designer: Gobbel, Wolfgang
Lighting Designer: Herheim, Stefan
Stage Director: Herheim, Stefan
Television Director: Vanduren, Willy

Venue: Theatre Royal de la Monnaie - De Munt
Playing Time: 02:41:06
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5992
UPC: 880242599285

Synopsis

Antonin Dvorak's next to last opera draws its substance from the underwater wonderland of little mermaids, Undines and Melusines: Rusalka, a water nymph, wishes to become human in order to be loved by the young prince. Despite being warned against it, she asks the witch Jezibaba to help her. In order for her wish to be fulfilled, Rusalka must give up her voice and face eternal damnation if her love fails. Jaroslav Kvapil's libretto inspired Dvorak to compose a masterpiece, a compelling opera full of poignant lyricism and dramatic twists.

Adam Fisher and Stefan Herheim masterfully present this 'lyrical fairytale' at La Monnaie. In this widely acclaimed interpretation, the fairytale elements assume frighteningly realistic dimensions making this enchanting production a psychoanalytical study of male fantasies and female archetypes.

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