The Glyndebourne label recording of Dvořák’s Rusalka from the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival has been nominated in the opera category for a BBC Music Award. The winner will be decided by a public vote which closes on March 1.
The CD is available to buy from the Glyndebourne shop at a discount price for a limited time.
About the recording
Dvořák’s Rusalka is submersed in poetry, romance and lyricism which flow through the entire opera, from Rusalka’s radiant song to the moon aria in Act 1, to the heart-wrenching closing duet in which the doomed lovers sink beneath the moonlit waters of the lake.
A recording of the rapturously received new production from the 2009 Festival, Rusalka was the first opera by Dvořák to be staged at Glyndebourne. It marked the opera debut of director Melly Still, who, among many other productions, directed the acclaimed Coram Boy at the National Theatre. This production was also conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek’s third opera at Glyndebourne, following the successes of Jenůfa (2000) and Tristan und Isolde (2003).
This recording captures vibrant lyric soprano Ana María Martínez making her Glyndebourne debut singing the title role for the first time, alongside charismatic Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, following his performances as Don José in the 2008 Festival.
Mischa Schelomianski, who made his house debut as Prince Gremin in the 2008 Festival revival of Eugene Onegin , sings Vodnik. Larissa Diadkova as Je