|Janáček Opera NTB|
|Daniel Dvořák||Set Designer|
|Zimula Sylva Hanáková||Costume Designer|
|Jiří Sulženko||Bass||Vodník, the water goblin|
|Václava Krejčí-Housková||Alto||Ježibaba, the Witch|
|Daniela Straková-Šedrlová||Soprano||Foreign Princess|
A fairy tale about a water nymph who falls in love with a human
One of the most beautiful operas ever written. A fairy tale about love, betrayal and forgiveness, for which the ultimate price has to be paid.
There are few people who have never heard of this touching tale of a water nymph who falls in love with an earthly prince: it has found a permanent place in opera houses across the world, and the aria Song of the Moon is part of the repertoire of practically every international soprano from Renée Fleming to Anna Netrebko. The timeless libretto was written by Jaroslav Kvapil and the score overflows with passionate melodies and tender as well as dramatic moments. This Brno production is the work of the outstanding theatre and film director Vladimír Morávek, who has brought to this fairy-tale world his own poetic evoking ancient Norse and Celtic myths. The production received excellent reviews and after the premiere in 2012 was described as “one of the most promising works in the repertoire of the Janáček Opera in recent times” (M. Zapletal, Brněnský deník [Brno Daily]).
Performed in the original Czech with Czech subtitles.