|Grieghallen (23 Oct 2021)|
|Grieghallen (25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021)|
Rusalka's song to the moon is one of the highlights in the fairy-tale world of Dvořák’s supremely romantic opera which premieres in October 2021.
Star soprano Malin Byström, whose strong title roles include Salome, Jenufa and Tosca, debuts in the role as Rusalka, the water nymph who longs to be human. Her prince is the Czech tenor Ladislav Elgr. Hege Høisæter sings the witch Ježibaba, Jongmin Park is Vodník and Allison Cook is the Foreign Princess. Eivind Gullberg Jensen conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dvořák’s Rusalka is regarded as a national treasure in the Czech Republic, however in Norway this romantic and melodic gem is rarely performed. Gullberg Jensen conducted Rusalka, for the first time in Norway, in Oslo in 2009 for the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
Whilst the music is classic, and the world it inhabits unique, director Àlex Ollé plans to go deeper than just conveying a fairy tale: for him, the fatal love story about the water nymph Rusalka and the prince is an allegory of alienation and being different in the world today.
– I look very much forward to presenting Rusalka, an opera which has been with me throughout my opera career. Since conducting it in 2009 in the brand new opera house in Oslo it has become one of my personal favourites. It is a joy that this wonderful universe now can be experienced in Bergen, says Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Opera in three acts
Antonín Dvorák / Music
Jaroslav Kvapil / Libretto
Eivind Gullberg Jensen / Conductor
Àlex Ollé / Stage Director
Alfons Flores / Set Designer
Lluc Castells / Costume Designer
Urs Schönebaum / Lighting Designer
Håkon Matti Skrede / Chorus Master
Malin Byström / Rusalka
Ladislav Elgr / The prince
Allison Cook / The foreign princess
Jongmin Park / Vodník
Hege Høisæter / Ježibaba
Igor Gnidii / The gamekeeper
Siv Oda Hagerupsen / The kitchen boy
Hamida Kristoffersen / First wood nymph
Marcela Randem / Second wood nymph
Monika Jägerová / Third wood nymph
Ian Marcus Bjørsvik / A hunter
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg Kor
Lady chorus from Bergen Philharmonic Chorus
Sung in Czech, surtitles in Norwegian
Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes, with 30 minutes intermission included
Premiere Saturday 23th of October 2021 18:00
Further performances 25th, 27th and 29th of October 19:00
Grieghallen in Bergen , Norway
A new production by Bergen National Opera
Presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edvard Grieg Kor
Bergen Nasjonale Opera
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Youth (0-30 years old)||NOK200.00 tickets|
Prices may be subject to change.
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