ANTONIN DVORAK (1841-1904)
   
 Rusalka 152:37  
  An opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil, after Undine  
  by Friedrich Heinrich de la Motte Fouqué  
   
  A production by Opera Australia recorded live at the Sydney Opera House in March 2007  
   
  Act I  
  A forest glade at the edge of a lake. A moonlit night.  
1 Prelude 4:24
2 Allegro molto. 'Ho, ho, ho' 4:28
  Wood Nymph  
3 'You are most welcome here in the lake' 3:24
  Water Sprite  
4 'Father Water Sprite!' 4:17
  Rusalka  
5 'He often comes here' 4:31
  Rusalka  
6 'O moon in the velvet heavens' 4:50
  Rusalka  
7 'The water feels cold!' 3:19
  Rusalka  
8 'With your ancient wisdom, you know everything' 3:02
  Rusalka  
9 'I know that, I know that' 6:24
  Jezibaba  
10 'Abracadabra' 3:50
  Jezibaba  
11 'A young Huntsman was once out riding' 4:53
  Huntsman  
12 'Divine vision, sweetest being' 4:31
  Prince  
13 'I know you're nothing but magic' 2:06
  Prince  
   
  Act II  
  A park surrounding the Prince's palace.  
14 'Tell me all, dear boy' 4:07
  Gamekeeper  
15 'Our forest is haunted' 3:48
  Gamekeeper  
16 'You have now been with me for a week' 5:07
  Prince  
17 'Ah, this reproach comes not before time' 3:46
  Prince  
18 Ballet. Andante - Moderato maestoso 6:51
19 'No-one in the world can give you…' 4:09
  Water Sprite  
20 'White blossoms along the road' 5:58
  Wedding Guests  
21 'Oh, it's all in vain!' 2:54
  Rusalka  
22 'Do you see them?' 3:19
  Rusalka  
23 'But when my fire has burnt you out' 3:36
  Foreign Princess  
   
  Act III  
  The lakeside glade. Night is drawing on.  
24 'Unfeeling water power' 4:00
  Rusalka  
25 'Deprived of my youth' 4:18
  Rusalka  
26 'Aha! Are you back already?' 3:06
  Jezibaba  
27 'You must wash away Nature's curse' 5:08
  Jezibaba  
28 'I am torn from life' 4:01
  Rusalka  
29 'Are you afraid?' 3:55
  Gamekeeper  
30 'Our prince has Fallen dangerously ill' 4:07
  Kitchen Boy  
31 'I have golden tresses' 7:45
  First Wood Nymph  
32 'My white doe!' 4:47
  Prince  
33 'Beloved, do you recognise me?' 2:21
  Rusalka  
34 'Why did you enfold me in your arms…?' 5:23
  Rusalka  
35 'Kiss me, kiss me, give me peace' 5:57
  Prince  
   
 Sarah Crane soprano - Wood Nymph
 Taryn Fiebig soprano - Wood Nymph
 Dominica Matthews mezzo-soprano - Wood Nymph
 Bruce Martin bass - Water Sprite
 Cheryl Barker soprano - Rusalka
 Anne-Marie Owens mezzo-soprano - Jezibaba
 Rosario La Spina tenor - Prince
 Barry Ryan baritone - Gamekeeper/Huntsman
 Sian Pendry soprano - Kitchen Boy
 Elizabeth Whitehouse soprano - Foreign Princess
 Richard Hickox
  21-29 March 2007