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Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka / Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Phyllis Cannan, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard, Edward Byles. English Nat'l Opera, Elder (live 1986, sung in English) [Blu-ray]

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David Pountney's landmark English National Opera, 1986 staging of Antonín Dvorák's haunting fairy tale opera left critics and audiences spellbound. ¬ The production is set in a Victorian nursery where an adolescent girl, on the brink of sensual awakening, dreams of first love. Her story is that of Rusalka the wood nymph who sacrifices all for a love that is destined for betrayal. Mr. Pountney conjures up an enchanted world of repression and surreal fantasy teetering on the edge of a nightmare. Mark Elder leads the ENO Orchestra and Chorus, with Eilene Hannan singing the title role.

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Run Time: 159 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Czech


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>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka
  • Performers: Eilene Hannan; John Treleaven; Phyllis Cannan; Rodney Macann; Ann Howard; Edward Byles
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live