A High Point of the Met Season

Opera: ‘Rusalka’

Antonín Dvořák, the Czech composer best known for the “New World Symphony,” his postcard to America, composed nine operas and never had much success with them. Only “Rusalka,” his setting of an epic fairy tale similar to “The Little Mermaid,” has survived the mainstream repertoire in modern opera houses around the world.

We can be grateful for that. “Rusalka” has some of the most beautiful vocal music ever written, displaying Dvořák’s matchless gift for melody and orchestration. 

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