Act 2 - Antonín Dvořák - Rusalka, Op. 114 (Box Set, Album, LP)
Label: Supraphon - SV 8049 • Format: Box Set Album 4x, Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: Czechoslovakia • Genre: Classical • Style: Opera, Impressionist
In recent years it has been performed more regularly by major opera companies. It has also been arranged for violin and used on film sound tracks. The composer, always interested in Erben's stories, read the libretto and composed his opera quite rapidly, with the first draft begun on 22 April and completed by the end of November.
It became an enormous success in Czech landsand soon gained success also abroad. The first performance outside Bohemia took place in Album. Three wood-sprites tease the Water-Gnome, ruler of the lake. Rusalka, the Water-Nymph, tells her father she has fallen in love with a human Prince who comes to hunt around the lake, and she wants to become human to embrace him. Rusalka sings her "Song to the Moon", asking it to tell the Prince of her love.
Rusalka agrees to the terms and drinks a potion. The Prince, hunting a white doe, finds Rusalka, embraces her, and leads her Act 2 - Antonín Dvořák - Rusalka, as her father and sisters lament. A Gamekeeper and his nephew, the Kitchen-Boy, note that the Prince is to be married LP) a mute and nameless bride.
They suspect witchcraft and doubt it will last, as the Prince is already lavishing attentions on a Foreign Princess Carl Dawkins - Ethopia The Unconquerable Land is a wedding guest. The Foreign Princess, jealous, curses the couple. The prince rejects Rusalka. Rusalka then goes back to the lake with her father the Water Gnome. Though she has now won the Prince's affections, the Foreign Princess is disgusted by the Prince's fickleness and betrayal and she scorns him, telling him to follow his rejected bride to Hell.
Rusalka rejects this, throwing the I Dare You (Album Version) - Black Rob - I Dare You into the lake.
The Water-Goblin says that it was actually the Prince that betrayed Rusalka. The wood-sprites mourn Rusalka's plight. The Prince, searching for his white doe, comes to the lake, senses Rusalka, and calls for her.
He asks her to kiss him, even knowing her kiss means death and damnation. They kiss and he dies; and the Water-Goblin comments that "All sacrifices are futile. Rusalka is scored for 2 flutes1 piccolo2 oboes1 English horn2 clarinets1 bass clarinet2 bassoons4 horns3 trumpets3 trombones1 tubapercussion, harp and strings.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Song to the Moon. For the opera of the same name by Alexander Dargomyzhsky, see Rusalka Dargomyzhsky. Performed by Emmy Destinn Act 2 - Antonín Dvořák - Rusalka Supraphon. SU Theatre Institute, ¿No Ves El Sol?
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