Dvořák's Rusalka

Stefan Herheim (stage director), Ádám Fischer (conductor) – With Myrtò Papatanasiu (Rusalka) and Pavel Černoch (Prince)...

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Stefan Herheim — Stage director, lighting

Heike Scheele — Set designer

Gesine Völlm — Costumes

Wolfgang Göbbel — Lighting

Wolfgang Willaschek — Dramaturgy

Myrtò Papatanasiu — Rusalka

Pavel Černoch — Prince

Annalena Persson — Foreign princess

Willard White — Vodník

Renée Morloc — Ježibaba

Ekaterina Isachenko — Wood Nymph

YoungHee Kim — Wood Nymph

Nona Javakhidze — Wood Nymph

Julian Hubbard — Hunter & Priest

La Monnaie Chorus

Richard Lewis — Chorus director

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Based on a fairytale by Karel Jaromír Erben reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué’sUndine, Dvořák’s second-to-last opera Rusalka tells the story of an impossible love between the water nymph Rusalka and a young Prince.

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