Based on fairy tales, Dvořák’s lyric opera Rusalka was first performed in Prague in 1901. The ninth opera Dvořák had composed, Rusalka became a huge success in the Czech Republic, and later gained more traction internationally.
Rusalka is a classic tale about a water-nymph who falls in love with a human Prince. In exchange for a human body, Rusalka must give her voice up to the witch Ježibaba. In addition, if Rusalka does not find true love with her Prince, he will die and she will be eternally damned.
Leading the cast will be Corinne Winters in the title role. She is joined by Olivier Award-nominated David Butt Philip as the Prince and David Soar as the Water Spirit. Patricia Bardon plays Ježibaba and Claire Rutter sings the role of the Foreign Princess.
This show is a co-production with Les Theatres de la Ville de Luzembourg.
Featuring stunning orchestration and the beautiful aria ‘Song to the Moon’, this well-known tale is a perfect first-time opera show and is not to be missed. Rusalka at the London Coliseum opens on March 28th 2020.
Some material in this production may not be suitable for young children.