This highly acclaimed production from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a powerful and fascinating re-interpretation of Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera Rusalka, was a revelation: the young, up-and-coming Latvian soprano, Kristine Opolais, whose performance was rightly hailed by the press as “one of the most vivid and striking accomplishments seen on an opera stage in a long time” (Vienna’s leading daily Der Standard).
With her supple and velvety soprano voice, her captivating physical beauty and her hauntingly moving stage presence, Kristine Opolais perfectly embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human being in order to findRead more love.
Format: NTSC, Widescreen, DTS 5.0
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 189 minutes
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean Read less
Works on This Recording
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203by Antonín Dvorák Performer:
Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano),
Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor),
Günther Groissböck (Baritone),
Kristine Opolais (Soprano),
Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano)
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1900; Bohemia
A BEATIFUL, RIDICULOUS OPERAMay 29, 2012By JOHN H G. (Cleveland, OH)See All My Reviews"The music is beautiful and very well played and sung. Opolais sings as gorgeously as she looks. But for her, however, a case could be made for listening to a CD in a language one does not know rather than watching the DVD. Even for an opera, the plot and depiction are too bloody and absurd to be attractive, despite good staging."Report Abuse
EXCELLENTMay 12, 2012By Karen Taylor (Walnut Creek, CA)See All My Reviews"I'm new to this opera and it was an excellent introduction. Well-worth the comparatively inexpensive price!"Report Abuse
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