Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Feb. 8, 2014)
Composer: Antonín Dvorák
Librettist: Jaroslav Kvapil
Nézet-Séguin; Fleming, Magee, Zajick, Beczala, Relyea
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 52 min.
Otto Schenk’s storybook production perfectly captures the fairy-tale world of Dvořák’s supremely romantic opera. Star soprano Renée Fleming, in one of her most acclaimed portrayals, takes on the title role of the water nymph who longs to be human, opposite Piotr Beczala as the Prince, the object of her affection. John Relyea is the Water Gnome, Dolora Zajick sings the witch Ježibaba, and Emily Magee is the Foreign Princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.