With Dvořák’s fairytale opera, Mallwitz will be making her first appearance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The enchanting music plays the real leading role in Dvořák’s Rusalka.
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About this concert
Water nymphs, a wicked witch and a handsome prince – Rusalka has it all. Yet it was only the ‘Song to the Moon’ from this lyrical fairy tale which would become world-famous. That’s a shame, since the enchanting music plays the real leading role in Dvořák’s opera. Unfortunately, the complete work is rarely heard outside the Czech Republic.
So it’s a stroke of luck that the Concertgebouw Orchestra is now performing it in its entirety at the Dutch National Opera, in a staging by Philipp Stölzl. Joana Mallwitz will be conducting this new production. The German conductor made her professional debut at the age of twenty leading a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which marked the beginning of an unbelievably successful career which now takes her all over the world. In 2019, Opernwelt named her ‘Conductor of the Year’. With Rusalka, Mallwitz will also be making her first appearance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Magical!