A fairy tale about the power of love
Antonín Dvořák

Rusalka

Lyrical tale in three acts (1901)
Antonín Dvořák
Lyrical Fairy Tale in Three Acts [1901]
Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil
German Text Version by Bettina Bartz and Werner Hintze

Rusalka, the daughter of a powerful water sprite, has fallen madly in love with a human prince. Though warned against it, she prepares to leave her life behind and become human in the name of love. The mermaid is ready to make any sacrifice, but the prince, human and weak, cannot withstand this love. Ultimately, the price Rusalka has to pay for her love is high, and bitter.

Barrie Kosky's darkly romantic production of the Czech fairy tale conjures up images as sensual as they are powerful in a chamber drama, that, following the melancholy poetry of Dvořák's music, irresistibly captivates the audience. “Moments of almost surreal beauty, the events remain - as fairy tales are - as poetic as they are enigmatic.” [Deutschlandfunk]

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Rusalka
Sat, 7. Jan 2023
19:00 — 22:00
Komische Oper Berlin
Revival
Crew
Musical direction
Staging
Stage design and light
Costumes
Dramaturgy
Bettina Auer
Cast
Der Prinz
Sung Min Song
Ježibaba
Nora Sourouzian
Der Wassermann
Fremde Fürstin
Wildhüter
Der Küchenjunge
Erste Elfe
Zweite Elfe
Carmen Artaza
Dritte Elfe
Ein Jäger
Ježibabas Sohn
Marcus Wagner
Chorsolisten und Komparserie der Komischen Oper Berlin, Es spielt das Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.