Music Director & Pianist: AVA Master Vocal Coach Luke Housner
Director: Kevin McDowell
January 16 – February 2, 2019
First time ever at AVA – certainly not to be missed!
Fully staged with piano accompaniment. Sung in Czech with English supertitles.
Journey into Dvořák’s magical, mystical world of love and tragedy, which features the beloved “Song to the Moon” aria. Rusalka, the water-nymph will do whatever it takes to be with the human she has fallen in love with, but at what cost?
*Preview is full, we are no longer accepting RSVPs*
Mark your calendars! Please join AVA on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 PM for our first Free Opera Preview of the season of Rusalka. The evening will feature musical selections performed by the cast of Resident Artists and a discussion with the musical staff. To reserve your space, please sign up via the link here or call AVA at 215-735-1685. *There are no physical tickets for this event; your name will be on a list at the door.*
Young Professionals Opera Preview Reception: Following the January 16 Rusalka Free Opera Preview, young professionals are invited to attend a reception with drinks, light bites and mingling with the Resident Artists. After registering here, please email Camille Mola at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot.
Rusalka Performance Dates: January 26, 29, 31 and February 2, 2019
all performances are at Academy of Vocal Arts at 7:30 PM
Rusalka – Kara Mulder
Prince – John Matthew Myers (January 26 and 31), Piotr Buszewski (January 29 and February 2)
Foreign Princess – Claire de Monteil (January 26 and 31), Renée Richardson (January 29 and February 2)
Vodnik – Eric Delagrange
Jezibaba – Alice Chung (January 26 and 31), Chelsea Laggan (January 29 and February 2)
Gamekeeper – Anthony Whitson-Martini
Turnspit – Pascale Spinney
Hunter – Timothy Murray
1st Wood Sprite – Aubry Ballarò
2nd Wood Sprite – Rebecca Gulinello
3rd Wood Sprite – Gabriela Flores
Generously sponsored by Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs.