Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Did You Miss The Met's "Rusalka?"

I have exceedingly glad tidings to report if there was anyone among my readers who missed the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka starring Renee Fleming from March 14th. The Metropolitan Opera Uploads website, which is of no affiliation to the Met itself, recently added it to their list of RapidShare downloads one may procure along with several others. I had hoped they would, but I was beginning to despair since they had not added anything in so long a time. Rusalka comes in two parts (Part 1, Part 2), and therefore, it must be joined with a joining software before it can be heard on a media player or device. The two downloads did not take very long for me to receive, but download speed depends upon many variables that may affect another person getting it.

Here are a few pictures from the production:

This production starred Renee Fleming, Aleksandrs Antonenko in his debut at the Met, Christine Georke, Kate Lindsey, Kristinn Sigmundsson, and Stephanie Blythe. This visually intriguing adaptation of the fairy-tale of The Little Mermaid is by Otto Schenk, and I am not alone when I say the Met ought to have used it for one of their Live in HD presentations. Hopefully they will revive it soon, and perhaps Renee will sing the role of Rusalka again. Here's to hoping...
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