Dvorak - Rusalka (DVD)
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Cat No: 2059928
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 29th September 2014
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Antonín Dvořák’s next to last opera draws its substance from the underwater wonderland of little mermaids, Undines and Melusines: Rusalka, a water nymph, wishes to become human in order to be loved by the young prince. Despite being warned against it, she asks the witch Ježibaba to help her. In order for her wish to be fulfilled, Rusalka must give up her voice and face eternal damnation if her love fails.
Jaroslav Kvapil’s libretto inspired Dvořák to compose a masterpiece, a compelling opera full of poignant lyricism and dramatic twists.
Ádám Fisher and Stefan Herheim masterfully present this ‘lyrical fairytale’ at La Monnaie, Belgium. In this widely acclaimed interpretation, the fairy tale elements assume frighteningly realistic dimensions, making this enchanting production a psychoanalytical study of male fantasies and female archetypes.
Bonus: 10-minute Behind-the-Scenes Bonus with Interviews with Stefan Herheim and others
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Disc Format: 2 x DVD 9
Sound format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: All
Original language: Czech
Subtitles: English, German, French, Dutch, Korean
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 152 mins performance + 10 mins Behind-the-Scenes bonus
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