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Antonín Dvořák based his most beautiful opera on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Pursuant to the story, the Czech poet Jaroslav Kvapil wrote one of the most poetic opera librettos there is. No wonder then that the fruit of the co-operation between the two creators, who were close both as artists and friends, was a magical, dreamy story of great, unfulfilled desire of the water nymph Rusalka, a work in which Dvořák’s musical genius reached its apex. The fairy-tale atmosphere inspired the composer to create singular, impressionistic music replete with melodic imagination and masterful instrumentation, a suggestive expression of the play of waves and the reflection of moonlight on the surface of a lake, as well as the magic of a fairy-tale dream. Since its premiere in 2005, the production of Rusalka directed by the popular film maker Zdeněk Troška has been one of the most successful titles performed at the State Opera.
Running time: 3 hours with 2 intermissions
Performed in Czech with English captions

Rusalka – Antonín Dvořák
State Opera Prague
Premiere: May 5, 2005
Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
Conductor: František Drs, Ondrej Lenárd, Jiří Štrunc, Jan Chalupecký
Stage director: Zdeněk Troška
Sets: Milan Ferenčík
Costumes: Josef Jelínek
Chorus master: Tvrtko Karlovič, Adolf Melichar
Choreography: Dana MorávkováCast
Rusalka: Jitka Burgetová / Helena Kaupová / Adriana Kostková / Simona Procházková / Christina Vasileva / Pavla Vykopalová
Prince: Rafael Alvarez / Peter Berger / Aleš Briscein / Tomáš Černý / Richard Samek
Water Goblin: Milan Berger / Ivo Hrachovec / Lukáš Hynek-Krämer / Oleg Korotkov / Roman Vocel / Zdeněk Plech
Hexe: Veronika Hajnová / Galia Ibragimova / Andrea Kalivodová / Jana Sýkorová
Foreign Princess: Anda-Louise Bogza / Magda Málková / Anna Todorova / Iveta Jiříková
First Wood Sprite: Hana Jonášová / Jana Sibera / Dagmar Vaňkátová / Ludmila Vernerová
Sekond Wood Sprite: Sylva Lugrová / Klára Džuganová / Erika Jarkovská
Third Wood Sprite: Michaela Kapustová / Jana Horáková Levicová
Turnspit: Erika Jarkovská / Alena Miro
Gamekeeper: Lubomír Havlák / Jiří Hruška / Oldřich Kříž
Hunter: Jiří Brückler / Jiří Hájek / Miloš Horák Orchestra and Chorus of the State Opera

© Státní opera, František Ortmann

© Státní opera, František Ortmann

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