• Date: Thursday 15 June
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Park Frankendael
  • Tickets: free
  • Language: Czech, surtitles in Dutch
  • Duration: 3 hours and 5 min (including one intermission)

Rusalka is Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s most successful opera and tells a fairy tale very similar to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Its highlight is often considered to be the wistful, haunting ‘Song to the Moon’, in which Rusalka asks the moon to reveal her love to the prince. Dvořák’s composition is achingly stunning, its sound is poetic and sensual and full of wonderful sound effects. Director Philipp Stölzl presents a young woman on the outskirts of society in his adaptation of the opera fairy tale.

Conductor Joana Mallwitz leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and directed by German Philipp Stölzl, soprano Johanni van Oostrum sings the role of Rusalka. 

Read more about Rusalka here

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