The Royal Opera - Rusalka Reviews
11 July 2020
Camilla Nylund (Rusalka), Alan Held (Vodnik)
General scene
Bryan Hymel (The Prince), Petra Lang (The Foreign Princess)
Bryan Hymel (The Prince), Camilla Nylund (Rusalka), Petra Lang (The Foreign Princess)
Camilla Nylund (Rusalka)

Performance reviews

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No. of reviews: 20

Premieren-Trio in London
9 Mar 12 / Wiener Zeitung
Rusalka à Londres, une nymphe pour aujourd’hui
8 Mar 12 / ResMusica
La sirène et la maquerelle
7 Mar 12 / ConcertoNet (French)
The singers, conductor and musicians do Rusalka proud
5 Mar 12 / The Opera Critic
Camilla Nylund, after a cool start, warmed to the agony and sexual passion of the title role
4 Mar 12 / The Observer
Covent Garden unleashed a loud whoop of disgust at Wieler and Morabito's production of Dvorák's Rusalka
4 Mar 12 / Independent on Sunday
A disappointing Royal Opera debut for Rusalka
1 Mar 12 / Musical Criticism
Dvorak and the mermaid deserve better than this
1 Mar 12 / Express
Don't let the 'booing' put you off
1 Mar 12 / Music OMH
Royal Opera House's Rusalka is ugly, but not radical
1 Mar 12 / The Guardian
This production of Dvorák’s fairy tale represents grown-up opera at its best
29 Feb 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Musical and theatrical values were in such total divergence
29 Feb 12 / Independent
A lamentable farrago redeemed by Nézet-Séguin
29 Feb 12 / The Arts Desk
It's Yannick Nézet-Séguin's conducting that gives the performance a dramatic shape
29 Feb 12 / The Guardian
A prime example of the pompous intellectualism which now dominates Eurozone theatre
29 Feb 12 / Telegraph
A thought-provoking evening of music-theatre that simply demands to be seen
29 Feb 12 / What's on Stage
Eyes wide open, it’s a shocker
29 Feb 12 / Opera Britannia
Bryan Hymel was a vocally handsome Prince
29 Feb 12 / The Stage
Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Covent Garden debut is sensational
29 Feb 12 / Classical Source
Fairy tale lyricism missing in Covent Garden’s disturbing Rusalka
29 Feb 12 / Seen and Heard
When catcalls greet the cast’s curtain call
This week’s boos at the Royal Opera House revive an ignoble tradition.
Royal Opera's Rusalka greeted with chorus of boos
A Royal Opera production which casts The Little Mermaid as a prostitute in a brothel was met by a chorus of boos on its opening night.
‘When I stop learning that’s when I retire’
Bass-baritone Alan Held talks about his career and his current role in the Royal Opera’s Rusalka.
Production details
Nylund, Held, Hymel, Zwierko, Lang, Orendt, Eerens, Devin, Gringyte, Pierard, Grice
(c) Neìzet-Seìguin (d) Wieler/Morabito
Performance dates
27 February, 1, 3, 6, 9, 14 March 2012
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