The most successful opera by a great Czech musician. A beautiful fairy tale, which springs from Hans Christian Andersen's longing fairy tale, tells of great love, happiness and pain, disappointment and despair, which Dvořák's music depicts in mournful melodies. Few people know this touching story of a water fairy in love with an earthly prince: on the stages of all opera theaters in the world, opera has found its permanent place. Not only the first-class libretto for its time comes from the pen of Jaroslav Kvapil. RusalkouDvořák (1841-1904) definitively confirmed his position as the world's leading composer. The score is full of boiling melodies, tender and dramatically tense. The fairytale atmosphere is full of melodic fantasy and masterful instrumentation. The production is the work of the excellent theater and film director Vladimír Morávek, who brought a special poetics to the fairy-tale world, evoking ancient Nordic and Celtic myths. The reviews appreciated the "very strong, musically captivating" performance, which they described as "one of the most promising numbers in the repertoire of Janáček's opera in recent times" (M. Zapletal, Brněnský deník).