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A Beautiful Sad Fairy Tale

Rusalka, live in high definition
from New York Metropolitan Opera,
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

On 8 February 2014, the Metropolitan Opera broadcast Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka live in high definition to cinemas in sixty-four countries around the world. The production by Otto Schenk first seen in 1993 was as elaborate as a Gainsborough painting. In designer Gunther Schneider Siemsson's first act, the lake was inhabited by the Water Gnome and nymphs surrounded by a dense forest of the kind often seen in fertile areas of Central Europe. Dvořák employed three Nymphs that were reminiscent of Mozart's Three Ladies and Wagner's Rhine Maidens...

Copyright © 12 February 2014 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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ANTONIN DVORAK

RUSALKA

METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

RENEE FLEMING

DOLORA ZAJICK

SUSAN GRAHAM

PIOTR BECZALA

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