Dvorak’s opera Rusalka tells the tale of a siren, who has fallen for a Prince. The problem is she lives in the sea and he on the land. Sensing her opportunity, the witch Jezibaba turns Rusalka into a human. The deal is she can remain a human as long as her love does not betray her. That is exactly what happens on their wedding day. Before the two are wed the Prince throws her over for a foreign princess. Deal breaker, that.
You might now be thinking that the story seems familiar to you and you would be right. This is the story of The Little Mermaid. The bonus is that you also get the beautiful music of Dvorak along with this romantic story. Written and first performed in 1901, Rusalka remains Dvorak’s most famous opera worldwide.
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