Teatro Real, Madrid – Dvořák, Rusalka
Asmik Grigorian enchants the public in the title role of Loy’s fascinating staging.
Asmik Grigorian, Eric Cutler © Monika Rittershaus
Eric Cutler, Karita Mattila, Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev, Asmik Grigorian © Monika Rittershaus
“The public surrenders to Asmik Grigorian”, wrote Spanish newspaper El Español enthusiastically about the premiere of Antonín Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale “Rusalka” and continued: “Fine cinnamon. Unforgettable. What a great Rusalka we have for the future!” Grigorian perfectly embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human in order to find love, but then loses all hope when her prince is seduced by a sensual princess.
Stage director Christof Loy tells the story as a fascinating journey of a young woman into life. Thanks to Teatro Real’s music director Ivor Bolton, the whole production is of an immense quality, combining the romantic lyricism with a dark and terrifying musical atmosphere.
English title DVOŘÁK, RUSALKA
Original title DVOŘÁK, RUSALKA
Recording location Teatro Real, Madrid
Recording date 22 & 25 November 2020
Production year 2020
Duration 180 min.
Video format HD
Production Company Les Films Jack Febus, Mezzo, Medici, Teatro Real and Unitel
Director Xavi Bové
Distribution TV Unitel & C Major for Unitel
Conductor Ivor Bolton
Stage Director Christof Loy
Choreography by Klevis Elmazaj
Soloist Asmik Grigorian (Rusalka)
Soloist Eric Cutler (The Prince)
Soloist Karita Mattila (The Foreign Princess)
Soloist Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev (The Water Goblin)
Soloist Katarina Dalayman (Ježibaba)
Choir Cor Titular del Teatro Real
Chorus Master Andrés Máspero
Orchestra / Band Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real
Composer Antonín Dvořák
Libretto Jaroslav Kvapil
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