Rusalka
Opera

Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák
The National Theatre
Modern adaptation
Czech Classic

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    September 2020

    Thursday 10. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    3 hours 10 minutes, 2 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Czech, English subtitles

    Premiere

    May 13, 2009

    Dvořák’s Rusalka is a true gem of Czech opera, one that has won over audiences worldwide. The composer’s ardent melodies, both tender and dramatically extreme, his masterful work with musical motifs and full-blooded orchestration, as well as Jaroslav Kvapil’s fairy-tale libretto, evoking Erben’s immensely forcible ballads, make Rusalka a work of fascinating beauty addressing audiences of all ages. Rusalka is customary deemed a “mere” fairy-tale.

    Creatives

    Musical preparation
    Jakub Hrůša
    Stage director
    Jiří Heřman
    Light design
    Daniel Tesař
    Choreography
    Jan Kodet
    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
    Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

    To be sure, there is no doubt that the fantastic story and the characters of the nymphs, water goblin or the witch are of a fairy-tale nature, yet in its fairy-tale scenes Dvořák’s paramount operatic work bears an enciphered yet profound message about the fundamental order of powers, elements, energies and passions in the natural, therefore also human, world.

    Photo: Hana Smejkalová, Petra Hajská and Petr Neubert

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Buffets at the National Theater

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