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ROH Encore Rusalka (12A)

ROH Encore Rusalka


Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake. When she falls in love with a Prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of finding true love in a new world – a world that does not love her back.

Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee create a poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale, revealing our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast featuring Asmik Grigorian (Jenůfa) in the title role.

Music Antonín Dvořák  

Conductor Semyon Bychkov

Created by Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee

Directors Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami

Set designer Chloe Lamford

Costume designer Annemarie Woods

Lighting designer Paule Constable

Choreographer Ann Yee

Rusalka Asmik Grigorian

The Prince David Butt Philip

Vodník Aleksei Isaev

The Duchess Emma Bell

Ježibaba Sarah Connolly

Kuchtík Hongni Wu

Hajny Ross Ramgobin

First Wood Spirit Vuvu Mpofu

Second Wood Spirit Gabrielė Kupšytė

Third Wood Spirit Anne Marie Stanley

Lovec Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

[This production was filmed live in 2022]

Running time 225 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Czech with English subtitles

Wednesday 31 Jan 202419:15 Book Now