rusalka

Antonín Dvořák

Opéra Bastille - from 29 January to 13 February 2019

Photo © Aëla Labbé

Rusalka

Opera in three acts

Music
Antonín Dvořák
Libretto
Jaroslav Kvapil
Conductor
Susanna Mälkki
Director
Robert Carsen
Le Prince
Klaus Florian Vogt
La Princesse étrangère
Karita Mattila
Rusalka
Camilla Nylund
L'Esprit du lac
Thomas Johannes Mayer
Jéžibaba
Ekaterina Semenchuk
La Voix d'un chasseur
Danylo Matviienko
Le Garçon de cuisine
Jeanne Ireland
Première nymphe
Andreea Soare
Deuxième nymphe
Emanuela Pascu
Troisième nymphe
Élodie Méchain
Le Garde forestier
Tomasz Kumiega
Set design
Michael Levine
Costume design
Michael Levine
Lighting design
Robert Carsen
Peter Van Praet
Choreography
Philippe Giraudeau
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano

Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

In Czech
French and English surtitles

about


Poetry and sensuality take pride of place in this production of Rusalka, created for the Paris Opera in 2001. In taking up the well-known subject of the siren, Dvořák wrote a bewitching score that plunges the spectator into a mysterious and disturbing universe, magnificently represented in Robert Carsen’s production. Reality and the supernatural, earth and water, humans and ethereal beings are juxtaposed in this almost sublimely dreamlike opera. However, the meeting between two worlds is never without consequences: if the dreamworld nymph Rusalka sacrifices her voice, the only too human Prince loses his life.

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