|aRusalka|h[videorecording] /|ca coproduction of Francois Roussillon & Associes, Opera National de Paris in association with France 2 ; directed by Robert Carsen ; directed for television and video by Francois Rousillon.
|a2 videodiscs (155 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOpera in three acts.
|aMusic by Antonin Dvorak ; libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil.
|aRenee Fleming (Rusalka) ; Sergei Larin (The Prince) ; Franz Hawlata (The water spirit) ; Larissa Diadkova (Jezibaba) ; Eva Urbanova (The foreign princess) ; Michel Senechal (The gamekeeper) ; Karine Deshayes (The kitchen boy) ; Orchestra and Choirs of the Opera National de Paris ; James Conlon, conductor ; Jean Laforge, chorus master.
|aRecorded at the Opera National de Paris, Bastille, June 2002.
|aBased on two fairy tales, it tells the story of a water-nymph, Rusalka, yearning to become human because she has fallen in love with a mortal.