This highly acclaimed production from the Bayerische Staatsoper was a
veritable sensation and a double revelation. That of the powerful and
fascinating re-interpretation of Antonín Dvo?ák's fairy-tale opera
"Rusalka" and that of the young, up-and-coming Latvian soprano, Krist?ne
Opolais, whose performance was hailed by the press as "one of the most
vivid and striking accomplishments seen on an opera stage in a long time"
(Vienna's daily "Der Standard"). With her velvety soprano, her
captivating beauty and her tremendous stage presence, Opolais perfectly
embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human in order to
find love, but loses all hope when her prince is seduced by a sensual
princess. Renowned director Martin Kusej compellingly accentuates the
psychological misery of the spurned nymph.