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  • Tomas Hanus ph Betina Skovbro
  • EmmaDantepph Carmine Maringola
Ph. Skovbro Betina
From 6 to 22 June 2023
Antonín Dvořák

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil

 

Teatro alla Scala New Production

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor Tomáš Hanus
Staging Emma Dante
Sets Carmine Maringola
Costumes Vanessa Sannino
Lights Christian Zucaro
Choreography Sandro Maria Campagna

CAST

The prince Dmitry Korchak
The foreign princess Elena Guseva
Rusalka Olga Bezsmertna
Vodnik, the water goblin Jongmin Park
Jezibaba Okka von der Damerau
Kitchen boy Anna-Doris Capitelli

The theatre masterpiece by Antonin Dvořák, written in 1900, is a recurrent title on the season programmes of major European and American theatres. Strangely enough, it has never been performed at La Scala. The ambiguous fairy tale about a nymph who takes human form for the love of a prince who will betray her and only repent at death is fertile ground for the much awaited return of Emma Dante, whose career took wing precisely at La Scala with a felicitous production of Carmen. Making their debuts Piermarini’s auditorium, on the other hand, are the director of the Welsh National Opera Tomáš Hanus, a specialist in this repertoire, while Olga Bezsmertna will be in the title role.