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Paul Nadler will conduct "Rusalka" on February 12

February 12, 2014

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Paul Nadler will conduct this evening’s performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka, replacing Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is ill. As previously announced, Nadler will also conduct the opera’s final performance this season on February 15. Nadler has conducted more than 40 Met performances. He made his company debut in 1989 leading Verdi’s Rigoletto, and has also conducted 15 other works, including Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Bizet’s Carmen, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Verdi’s La Traviata, and the Stravinsky triple-bill of Oedipus Rex, Le Rossignol, and Le Sacre du Printemps. Earlier this month, he conducted two performances of the Met’s new production of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.

This season’s performances of Rusalka star Renée Fleming in the title role, Emily Magee as the Foreign Princess, Dolora Zajick as Ježibaba, Piotr Beczala as the Prince, and John Relyea as the Water Sprite.