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05 Mar 2008

Rusalka, Operaen, Store Scene, Copenhagen

Gitta-Maria Sjöberg as Rusalka, Copenhagen Opera(Photo: Thomas Petri)
By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 5 March 2008]

In the daylight it must almost be possible to see Copenhagen’s emblematic Little Mermaid from the splendid new opera house across the water. Dvorák’s Rusalka is based on a Czech folk tale rather than Hans Christian Andersen’s celebrated story, but there are enough similarities to make the opera an essential choice for the Royal Theatre in Denmark.

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