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The Royal Opera House: Rusalka ( Dvorak)

January 28 @ 14:00pm - 17:45pm

£8 – £13

For Ruslaka

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★★★★” junk-filled staging brings magic and a sombre message” The Guardian

This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale reveals our uneasy
relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it

“The opening was simply stunning. Two aerialists, representing Rusalka and the Prince, meet underwater in her unpolluted lake and swim in a state of bliss under the vast expanse of the Garden’s proscenium arch, twisting, diving and then ascending up high. Conductor Semyon Bychkov pulled the emotion and drama out of the orchestra during the overture to create something truly magical” London Unattached

“Whether or not the score can fully bear the new meaning the Royal Opera’s staging heaps upon it, it rings out gloriously.” The Telegraph

Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake. When she
falls in love with a Prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of
finding true love in a new world – a world that does not love her back.

Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee create a poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric
fairy tale.  Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast featuring Asmik Grigorian
(Jenůfa) in the title role.

Music Antonín Dvořák
Conductor Semyon Bychkov

Running time 225 minutes (including one interval)
Sung in Czech with English subtitles


Created by Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee
Directors Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami
Set designer Chloe Lamford
Costume designer Annemarie Woods
Lighting designer Paule Constable
Choreographer Ann Yee
Rusalka Asmik Grigorian, The Prince David Butt Philip, Vodník Aleksei Isaev, The Duchess Emma Bell, Ježibaba Sarah Connolly, Kuchtík Hongni Wu Hajny Ross Ramgobin, First Wood Spirit Vuvu Mpofu, Second Wood Spirit Gabrielė Kupšytė,Third Wood Spirit Anne Marie Stanley,Lovec Josef Jeongmeen Ahn
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


January 28
14:00pm - 17:45pm
£8 – £13
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