Dvořák's Rusalka

Christof Loy (stage director), Ivor Bolton (conductor) — With Asmik Grigorian (Rusalka), Eric Cutler (The Prince), Karita Mattila (Cizi Knezna)...

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Christof Loy — Stage director

Johannes Leiacker — Set designer

Ursula Renzenbrink — Costume designer

Bernd Purkrabek — Lighting designer

Klevis Elmazaj — Choreographer

Asmik Grigorian — Rusalka

Eric Cutler — The Prince

Karita Mattila — The Foreign Princess

Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev — Vodnik

Katarina Dalayman — Ježibaba

Sebastià Peris — Lovec

Manel Esteve — Hajny

Juliette Mars — Kuchtik

Julietta Aleksanyan — First Nymph

Rachel Kelly — Second Nymph

Alyona Abramova — Third Nymph

Program notes

Witness Dvořák’s beloved and engrossing opera Rusalka from the stage of Madrid’s Teatro Real! A successful production requires a highly gifted soprano, and the mesmerizing Asmik Grigorian is more than up to the challenge, bringing vibrant life to the title role as Eric Cutler and Karita Mattila step smoothly into the royal personas of prince and princess. The music of Dvořák’s masterwork is expertly conducted by Ivor Bolton, while Christof Loy’s stage direction and scenography by Johannes Leiacker beautifully complement Klevis Elmazaj's expert choreography.

Photo: Asmik Grigorian © Monika Rittershaus

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