- Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano)
- Günther Groissböck
- Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano)
- Kristine Opolais (Soprano)
- Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
This highly acclaimed production from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a powerful and fascinating re- interpretation of Dvor ák's fairy-tale opera Rusalka, was a revelation: the young, up-and-coming Latvian soprano, Kristine Opolais, whose performance was rightly hailed by the press as "one of the most vivid and striking accomplishments seen on an opera stage in a long time" (Vienna's leading daily Der Standard).
With her supple and velvety soprano voice, her captivating physical beauty and her hauntingly moving stage presence, Kristine Opolais perfectly embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human being in order to find love.
"Dark, psychodramatic versions of Dvorák's "lyrical fairytale" have proliferated over the years, but they don't come much darker than Martin Kusej's Bavarian State Opera production, which caused huge controversy on its unveiling last year... it's superbly done and is notable for a brave, perhaps career-best performance from Kristine Opolais in the title role. Klaus Florian Vogt is her emotionally insensitive Prince; Gunther Groissböck her truly horrifying father. It's forcefully conducted by Tomás Hanus, too." -The Guardian
Dvorák's "fairy-tale opera" looks and sounds beautiful in this Blu-ray recording, the highdefnition (1080p) video capturing every detail from the shadowy opening to striking close-ups of skin-tones and rippling water, making this a real visual treat.
Run Time: 189 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
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Works DetailsAntonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203
- Performers: Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano); Günther Groissböck; Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano); Kristine Opolais (Soprano); Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
- Conductor: TomáÜ Hanus
- Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1900