Rusalka

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Composer:

Antonin Dvorak

Librettist:

S.J. Kvapil

Premiere:

31 March 1901, Prague ((National Theatre)

Language:

Czech

Synopsis:

Rusalka Synopsis

Libretto:

Rusalka Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Rusalka

Rusalka  (Czech) (helpˇinfo) is an opera ('lyric fairy tale') by Antonín Dvořák. The Czech libretto was written by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil (1868-1950) based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and BoĹžena Němcová. Rusalka is one of the most successful Czech operas, and represents a cornerstone of the repertoire of Czech opera houses. A Rusalka is a water sprite from Slavic mythology, usually inhabiting a lake or river.
Dvořák had played viola for many years in pit orchestras in Prague (Estates Theatre from 1857-59 while a student, then from 1862-71 at the Provisional Theatre). He thus had direct experience of a wide range of operas by Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Lortzing, Verdi, Wagner and Smetana. Rusalka was the ninth opera he composed.
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Roles in Rusalka

Rusalka Soprano
The prince Tenor
Vodník Bass
The foreign princess Soprano
Jezibaba Mezzo-Soprano
First wood sprite Soprano
Second wood sprite Soprano
Third wood sprite Contralto

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All scenes from Rusalka

Arias from Rusalka

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Pisen Rusalky o mesikuRusalkaDvorak1ariasopranoCzechRusalka
2O silver moonRusalkaDvorakCzech
3BalletmusikRusalkaDvorakinstrumentaln/aCzechn/a