Here are five of the many reasons why you won't want to miss Rusalka:
1. To be here for the first.
The 2023 production of Rusalka will be the first time in Portland Opera's history that we've performed Dvořák’s stunning opera.
2. It's the perfect Pacific Northwest opera.
Rusalka is set in a mystical forest full of magic, beautiful trees, witches, nymphs, and other majestic beings: which will make us Oregonians feel right at home.
3. The phenomenal cast.
Soprano Karen Vuong, who recently sang Mimì in La Bohème at Seattle Opera, makes her Portland Opera debut in the title role of Rusalka. Tenor Ben Gulley makes his company debut as the Prince. Mezzo-soprano Jill Grove makes her company debut as Ježibaba, a role she has sung with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, as well as New Orleans Opera. Also making their Portland Opera debuts are bass Andrew Potter as Vodnik “The Spirit of the Lake,” and soprano Othalie Graham as the Foreign Princess.
4. "The Song to the Moon"
Why aren't there more songs to the moon in life, or in general? Rusalka's dreamy aria is the most popular piece from the opera, where she asks the moon to tell her beloved about her. This piece is often sung in concert -- Interlude pulled together a playlist of some of their favorite renditions. Listen here.
Do we need to say more? 🧜♀️. You can find environmentally-friendly glitter to wear in celebration by visiting our friends and neighbors at The Lippman Company. They have many colors and it is BEAUTIFUL, just like you.
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