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.