The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Dvořák’s hauntingly beautiful fairy-tale Rusalka in an encore broadcast from 2014.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted a cast led by soprano Renée Fleming who starred in one of her signature roles as Rusalka, the water nymph who longs to become human.
Tenor Piotr Beczała was the fickle Prince, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick was Ježibaba, the witch who grants Rusalka’s wish at an awful price. Bass John Relyea sang Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome, and soprano Emily Magee was the jealous Foreign Princess.
Rusalka will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3. Listen to it on Classical IPR.
Click here to view an English transtation of the libretto.