Direction: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage design: Rolf Glittenberg
Costumes: Luisa Spinatelli

The fairy tale of a creature from a strange world who falls in love with a human being, leaves its home, and flounders due to the fickleness of love, is as old as the hills and has been frequently adapted for the stage. The Czech poet Jaroslav Kvapil drew on different sources to create a new version of the material for the libretto which Antonín Dvoˇrák then set to music. At the heart of the piece is a beautiful water sprite: Rusalka.
The composer’s second last work was written around 1900 and is musically associated with the Czech national school, and in several aspects with the music drama of Richard Wagner. After 25 years, the Wiener Staatsoper is now putting on a new production of this key Eastern European work.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

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Current Dates

  • Thu. 15 Nov 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 19 Nov 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Nov 2018, 7 p.m.