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Royal Opera 2023/24: Rusalka (Encore)
ENCORE225 min

Director: Semyon Bychkov Starring:Asmik Grigorian, David Butt Philip, Aleksei Isaev, Emma Bell Released:Sun 28 Jan 2024

Synopsis

Sung in Czech with English subtitles.

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, revealing our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast featuring Asmik Grigorian (Jenůfa) in the title role.

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