Thursday’s Something Else (Dvořák)
This week is a return to Central Europe with Dvořák’s Rusalka, which I have thus far neglected. I really enjoyed Herheim’s La Monnaie’s production1. I especially liked how the sex shop run by The Water Goblin doubled as a bridal shop during the day. The concept is so coherent and there are so many good points made, it warrants a longer post. Except I’m not so fond of the music. It’s not bad (in fact, very well structured) and it’s excellently sung but it doesn’t move me all that much.
- As usual a bunch of po-faced complained in the comments area about it being a “travesty” (of their own lack of imagination). I guess they don’t know what rusalkas represent in Slavic legend, or water and nature spirits in mythology in general. I don’t think the moron who compared it to Romeo and Juliet understands literature as such… ↩