Art Alert: Rusalka Opera live from the Met at Cairo's Malak Gabr Theatre

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Feb 2017

Rusalka is one of the most popular Czech operas

Rusalka Opera
Rusalka Opera (photo: fragment from the promotional material on the event Facebook page)

A performance of the Czech opera Rusalka, by Antonin Dvorak, will be transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City at the Malak Gabr Theatre on Saturday 25 February.

Rusalka, which is the name of a water spirit from Slavic mythology, is among the most successful Czech operas. The performance, conducted by British conductor Mark Elder, will be in Czech, with English subtitles, and will star prominent Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais in the lead role.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is a series of live opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, transmitted in high definition to other selected venues across the world.

The initiative was launched in 2006 in hopes of reaching a wider audience. Each season, broadcasts from numerous operas are transmitted to more than 2000 theatres in 70 different countries.

Saturday 25 February, 7.30pm
Malak Gabr Theatre, American University in Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

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