Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák

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?

Free Opera Preview

*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 cmola@avaopera.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

Cast

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

Meet the Artists
Kara Mulder
soprano
Rusalka
John Matthew Myers ’19
tenor
Prince
Piotr Buszewski ’19
tenor
Prince
Claire de Monteil ’20
soprano
Foreign Princess
Renée Richardson
soprano
Foreign Princess
Eric Delagrange
bass
Vodnik
Alice Chung
mezzo-soprano
Jezibaba
Chelsea Laggan
mezzo-soprano
Jezibaba
Anthony Whitson-Martini ’19
baritone
Gamekeeper
Pascale Spinney
mezzo-soprano
Turnspit
Timothy Murray ’19
baritone
Hunter
Aubry Ballarò
soprano
1st Wood Sprite
Rebecca Gulinello ’20
soprano
2nd Wood Sprite
Gabriela Flores ’19
mezzo-soprano
3rd Wood Sprite
Sponsors

Generously sponsored by Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs.