The opera event of the season can already be considered the two June performances of A. Dvořák’s Rusalka, featuring star guests.
Tenor Pavel Bršlík, a favourite of the home audience, will make his debut in the demanding role of the Prince. Another debutant will be the top Russian soprano Ekaterina Siurina, who will sing the role of Rusalka for the first time on the boards of the Slovak National Theatre Opera, before performing it on the world stage. Our successful mezzo-soprano based in Germany, Jana Kurucová, will perform the unconventional double role of Ježibaba and the Foreign Priestess.
The stellar soloist cast will be complemented by local soloists Peter Mikuláš as Vodník, Pavol Remenár as Hájnik and Hunter, Katarína Flórová as Kuchtík and three forest women – Andrea Vizvári, Adriana Banásová and Alena Kropáčková. The orchestra and chorus of the Slovak National Theatre Opera are conducted by Robert Jindra, who last year staged Rusalka as part of a festival at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
Dvořák’s Rusalka is far from merely a romantic fairy-tale. Quite on the contrary: it unveils plenty of prima facie inconspicuous symbolic and psychological implications. It depicts the fight between honesty and hypocrisy and betrayal, as well as the eternal struggle between light and darkness, or the dream of eternity and the reality of mortality. The lead character may be a water fairy, yet her heart is filled with deep human emotions – longing and love. She is forever alone – having to make her own decisions and to face their tragic consequences. Dvořák’s opera is full of radiant music beauty. It is one of the stage pieces that speak to every spectator seeking an answer to the most pressing questions of life.
Venue: the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova Street, Bratislava
Dates of performances:
Saturday 4 June 2022 19:00 h – 22:10 h
Saturday 11 June 2022 19:00 h – 22:10 h
Start time: 19:00
Admission: 15 – 35 €
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Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Old Town, SlovakiaPrice