A new production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka received its premiere on Saturday 23 April at Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany. It was produced by David Hermann, a successful German-French director already experienced with Czech music; his recent production of The Makropulos Affair is currently on at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Saarländisches Staatstheater’s music director Christopher Ward (UK) is conducting and the leading roles are sung by a soprano Susanne Braunsteffer (Rusalka), Paul O’Neill (Prince), Jane Irwin (The Foreign Princess, Judith Braun (The Witch) and Hiroshi Matsui with Mark Jaursch altetŕnating in the role of the water goblin. Eleven repeat performance are scheduled to take place before the end of this theatre season.
23 April 2016, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Saarbrücken, Germany
repeat performances: April 26 and 28, May 5, 14, 20 and 25, June 5 and 17, July 3, 6 and 10, 2016
Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (1901)
Director: David Hermann, conductor: Christopher Ward