Opera

Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Opera ('lyric fairy tale') in three acts
Sung in Czech, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
Premiere: 1901 in Prague
Su, 12.02.2023
Grosses Haus18:00 - 20:40
Trailer: Theater TV – Ullrich Bohn
Olesya Golovneva
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Gerard Schneider, Olesya Golovneva
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Derrick Ballard, Nora Kazemieh, Sarah Mehnert, Donata-Alexandra Koch
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Katrin Wundsam
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Christopher Bolduc, Stella An
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva, Nora Kazemieh, Sarah Mehnert, Donata-Alexandra Koch
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Sascha Schicht
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Gerard Schneider, Elena Bezgodkova
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Gerard Schneider, Elena Bezgodkova
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva, Katrin Wundsam
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva, Gerard Schneider
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Stella An, Christopher Bolduc
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Katrin Wundsam, Sascha Schicht
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva, Chorus
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Olesya Golovneva, Chorus
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Gerard Schneider. Katrin Wundsam, Chorus
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Katrin Wundsam, Elena Bezgodkova, Sascha Schicht
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Derrick Ballard, Elena Bezgodkova
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

One of the most beloved Czech operas of all time, Antonín Dvořák’s famous "Rusalka" is part of the stable repertoire of many opera companies around the world. Composed as a "lyric fairy tale", the work deals with themes of love, redemption, identity, longing, communication and speechlessness. Rusalka, a water sprite, falls in love with a prince who comes to swim in the lake where she lives. She is willing to sacrifice everything for the man she loves and, despite all warnings, leaves her watery home to follow the prince. But she soon becomes disillusioned by the human world, wandering endlessly until, finally, she is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.

PREMIERE: 21 January 2023

Teaser

"Rusalka" Teaser
Video: Astrid Steiner / Baritone: Christopher Bolduc

Cast

Conductor Philipp Pointner
Director Olesya Golovneva, Daniela Kerck
Stage Design Daniela Kerck
Costume Design Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lighting Design Klaus Krauspenhaar
Video Astrid Steiner
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Choreography Myriam Lifka
Dramaturgy Anika Bárdos

Dates

Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
Grosses Haus18:00 - 20:40
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
18:45 Pre-performance talk in the Foyer
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10