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National Theatre (Národní divadlo)Ostrovní 1, Praha 1, Prague, Central Bohemian Region, 11000, Czech Republic
Dates/times in Prague time zone
Sunday 28 August 202219:00
Friday 09 September 202219:00
Saturday 24 September 202219:00
Wednesday 28 September 202219:00
Saturday 10 December 202219:00
Sunday 18 December 202219:00
Thursday 12 January 202319:00
Wednesday 25 January 202319:00
Monday 20 February 202319:00
Friday 07 April 202319:00
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Prague National Theatre Opera
Robert JindraConductor
Zbyněk MüllerConductor
Jiří HeřmanDirector
Jaroslav BönischSet Designer
Alexandra GruskováCostume Designer
Daniel TesařLighting Designer
Beno Blachut JrDramaturgy
Kateřina KněžíkováSopranoRusalka
Alžběta PoláčkováSopranoRusalka
Dana BurešováSopranoRusalka
Maria KobielskaSopranoRusalka
Pavel ČernochTenorPrince
Aleš BrisceinTenorPrince
Peter BergerTenorPrince
Pavol BreslikTenorPrince
František ZahradníčekBassVodník, the water goblin
Jiří SulženkoBassVodník, the water goblin
Günther GroissböckBassVodník, the water goblin
Jana KurucováMezzo-sopranoJežibaba, the Witch, Foreign Princess
Veronika HajnováMezzo-sopranoJežibaba, the Witch, Foreign Princess
Kateřina JalovcováMezzo-sopranoJežibaba, the Witch, Foreign Princess
Jolana FogašováMezzo-sopranoJežibaba, the Witch, Foreign Princess
Doubravka SoučkováSopranoFirst Wood Sprite
Yukiko Šrejmová KinjoSopranoFirst Wood Sprite
Lucie HájkováSopranoSecond Wood Sprite
Irina RuracMezzo-sopranoSecond Wood Sprite
Stanislava JirkůMezzo-sopranoThird Wood Sprite
Václava Krejčí-HouskováMezzo-sopranoThird Wood Sprite
Arnheiður EiríksdóttirMezzo-sopranoKitchen Boy
Lenka PavlovičSopranoKitchen Boy
Ivan KusnjerBaritoneGamekeeper, The Hunter
Jiří HájekBaritoneGamekeeper, The Hunter
Prague State Opera
Jan KodetChoreography
Pavel VaněkChoirmaster / chorus director

Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka is a true gem of Czech opera, one that has won over audiences worldwide. Ardent melodies, both tender and dramatically extreme, the composer’s masterful work with musical motifs and full-blooded orchestration, as well as Jaroslav Kvapil’s fabulous libretto, evoking K. J. Erben’s simple yet immensely forcible ballads, make Rusalka a work of fascinating beauty addressing audiences of all ages.

Rusalka has customarily been deemed a “mere” fairy-tale. To be sure, there is no doubt that the fantastic story and the characters of the wood nymphs, the water goblin and the witch are of a fairy-tale ilk, yet in its fairy-tale scenes Dvořák’s masterpiece bears an enciphered profound message about the fundamental order of forces, elements, energies and passions in the natural, and therefore also human, world.

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