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RUSALKA

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rusalka, Dvorák's lyrical fairy-tale opera

Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvo?ák’s sumptuously melodic Rusalka. The story of the opera, which is about a water spirit’s tragic romance with a human prince, is drawn from several folktale sources including Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a cast that also includes Piotr Beczala as the handsome Prince Rusalka yearns to love; Dolora Zajick as the cackling swamp witch Ježibaba; Emily Magee as the Foreign Princess, Rusalka’s rival; and John Relyea as Rusalka’s father, the Water Sprite. Fleming won the Met’s National Council Auditions 25 years ago singing the forlorn mermaid’s famous aria “Song to the Moon” and has sung the role of Rusalka more than any other artist in Met history.

Composer
Antonin Dvorak
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Singers
Piotr Beczala, Dolora Zajick, Renée Fleming
Production
Otto Schenk
TV Director
Barbara Willis Sweete
Year
2014
Duration
02:56:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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