Paul Nadler will conduct the February 15 performance of Rusalka

December 16, 2013

Casting Update News

Paul Nadler will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at the Met this season.

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’sRoméo et Juliette, Verdi’s La Traviata, and the Stravinsky triple-bill of Oedipus Rex, Le Rossignol, and Le Sacre du Printemps

Rusalka opens January 23, with Nézet-Séguin conducting a cast led by Renée Fleming in the title role; Emily Magee in her Met debut as the Foreign Princess; Dolora Zajick as Ježibaba; Piotr Beczala as the Prince; and John Relyea as the Water Sprite. The February 8 matinee will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 theaters in 64 countries around the world.