Rusalka | Meymandi Concert Hall | Stage | Indy Week
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When: Sun., March 30, 3 p.m. 2014
Price: $27-$85

Though Czech composer Antonín Dvorák was not best known for opera, he was an enthusiast of the form who often performed operas as part of an orchestra and composed 10 of them before his death in 1904. Premiered almost exactly 113 years ago, Rusalka remains the only Dvorák staple of modern opera companies. That appeal stems, in large part, from the piece's relatable folk antecedents, a reoccurring motif during Dvorák's career. Rusalka builds beautifully around a love story of the most impossible sort, in which a water-nymph pines for the love of a prince she spots on the banks of her lake. She has her chance, and the story tumbles into a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. In the NC Opera's semi-staged production, emerging Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury takes the lead. —Grayson Haver Currin

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