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Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka

Stefan Herheim, ÁDÁM FISCHER,MYRTÒ PAPATANASIU | PAVEL CERNOCH | ANNALENA PERSSON, WILLARD WHITE | RENÉE MORLOC
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

Antonín Dvorák’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 Ježibaba 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 Dvorák to compose a masterpiece, a compelling opera full of poignant lyricism and dramatic twists. Ádám 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.

Awards
Choc de Classic

Facts DVD Blu-ray

Item number
2059928
UPC number
880242599285
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Release
Total running time
162 mins
Details running time
152 mins (Performance), 10 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles
English, Dutch, French, German, Korean
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
2
Recording
2012
Bonus
Behind-the-Scenes