Rusalka

Composed by Antonín Dvořák
Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil

Saturday, April 22, 2023 • 7:30 PM
Friday, April 28, 2023 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 2 PM

Keller Auditorium

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Overview

In this centuries-old folktale with roots in Slavic mythology, a water nymph falls in love with a prince. With the help of the moon and a witch, she defies her father's advice—giving up her home and voice to win the prince's love on dry land. When it doesn't go as planned, the regretful prince seeks redemption, and heartbreak reigns in the land of true love. 

 

PG-13. Even though there are mermaids, witches, princes, and water goblins—it isn't the happily ever after you might expect. However, mermaid, witch, and other magical attire is recommended for attendees of all ages.

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Length
2 hours and 58 minutes
Language
Czech with English captions
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PG-13

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Production Information

Rusalka comes to the Portland Opera stage for the first time in our company's history. We're thrilled to share this company debut, featuring a dreamy and lush soundscape in a traditional but timeless setting. Rusalka is sung in Czech with live English captions. This production features the Portland Opera Chorus and Orchestra, and brings the magic of this beloved opera to life on our grandest scale of production. 

Tickets start at $35. In addition to the ticketed performances at Keller Auditorium, digital access will be available for a limited time on Portland Opera Onscreen for $50. Check back soon for more information about our digital programming release date. 

Dates, programming, artists, and details are subject to change.

Accessibility

Captions: For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance (whether virtual or in person) includes live English captions projected above the stage, or streamed virtually on the screen.

Audio Description: For patrons who are blind or have low-vision, the Sunday matinee performance will include a live audio description of the action and dialogue onstage.

Learn more about accessibility at the Keller Auditorium here. If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please call us to purchase tickets so that we can ensure your visit to the theatre is an excellent one.

Community sponsors

https://www.millerfound.org/
https://www.oregonartscommission.org/
https://racc.org/

Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of our generous donors, The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund, special support from The CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund, and The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.