Opera houses might all be locked down for the moment but we can still enjoy opera and plan future trips. Here are some things we found interesting, entertaining or both.

Opera and Ballet combine in a perfect Rusalka

A beautiful interpretation of the tale of the water nymph. In Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s production of Dvořák's, Norwegian director and choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen adds a new dimension to this masterpiece of the Czech repertoire by representing the main characters on stage twice: by a singer and a dancer. This doubling reinforces the opera’s deeply dreamlike nature.

South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza perfectly embodies the character of Rusalka, while the Lithuanian conductor Giedré Šlekytė leads the orchestra with brio and intensity.

2020-06-26

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