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Rusalka returns to the Glyndebourne lake | reviews, news & interviews

Rusalka returns to the Glyndebourne lake

Rusalka returns to the Glyndebourne lake

Kiss him to death: Dina Kuznetsova's betrayed water sprite prepares for the love-death of her Prince (Pavel Cernoch)Alastair Muir

It's a bit late for a straight review, I know, as this Glyndebourne Festival Opera revival of one of the most ingenious and (hopefully) enduring productions the company has seen in recent years opened three weeks ago. I was down there yesterday giving a pre-performance talk, buoyed in the knowledge that Dvořák's heart-piercing tale of a water nymph betrayed in her quest for a human soul would once again have the benefit of director Melly Still's special vision. But could this year's soprano singing Rusalka and her tenor Prince live up to the white heat generated by their predecessors two years ago?

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