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05 November 2018

Ep. 72: Rusalka

We’re excited to geek out over this beautiful Czech opera! Those of you that know The Little Mermaid are familiar with this story. Mermaid, Prince, Sea Witch – all of the pieces are there. However, we like this music better than Disney’s. Yeah, we said it. Antonin Dvorak’s only entry into today’s opera canon sure is a beauty!

Here is our composer, along with his magnificent beard.

And perhaps our most favorite part of this opera, “Cury mury fuk,” where the witch Jezibaba makes Rusalka a potion that will give her legs. This is an amazing interpretation by Jamie Barton in the Met’s relatively new production.

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  2. Ep. 20: Erik Satie // Opera After Dark
  3. Ep. 19: Mozartian Scatology // Opera After Dark
  4. Ep. 18: The Immortal Beloved // Opera After Dark
  5. Ep. 17: Hildegard von Bingen (a.k.a. Gertrude) // Opera After Dark
  6. Ep. 16: Alma Mahler // Opera After Dark
  7. Ep. 10: Harry Potter Fantasy Casting // Opera After Dark
  8. Episode 9: The Schumann Marriage – Part 2 // Opera After Dark