Rusalka, Operaen, Store Scene, Copenhagen

Gitta-Maria Sjˆberg 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 Copenhagenís emblematic Little Mermaid from the splendid new opera house across the water. Dvor·kís Rusalka is based on a Czech folk tale rather than Hans Christian Andersenís celebrated story, but there are enough similarities to make the opera an essential choice for the Royal Theatre in Denmark.