Liliya Namisnyk
Liliya Namisnyk


KATRIN WUNDSAM makes her role debut as Ježibaba in Dvořák's "Rusalka"

Antonín Dvořák's "lyric fairy tale" with the water nymph Rusalka at its centre revolves around existential themes such as longing, identity and love, language and speechlessness.

In a hitherto rather seldom practiced but dramaturgically quite conclusive role combination, Austrian mezzo-soprano Katrin Wundsam appears as witch Ježibaba and - as the earthly antagonist for the Prince's affection - as Foreign Princess, thus destroying Rusalka's search for fulfilled love twice over. Join us in looking forward to a multi-layered and gripping interpretation of this versatile artist!


Olesya Golovneva | Elena Bezgodkova, Rusalka
Gerard Schneider, The Prince
Derrick Ballard, Vodník
Katrin Wundsam, Ježibaba | The Foreign Princess
Christopher Bolduc, Gamekeeper | Hunter
Stella An, Turnspit | Kitchen Boy
Donata-Alexandra Koch, First Wood Sprite
Nora Kazemieh, Second Wood Sprite
Sarah Mehnert, Third Wood Sprite
Sascha Schicht, Spratek

Philipp Pointner, conductor
Olesya Golovneva | Daniela Kerck, directors
Daniela Kerck, stage design
Andrea Schmidt-Futterer, costume design
Klaus Krauspenhaar, lighting design
Astrid Steiner, video
Albert Horne, chorus master
Myriam Lifka, choreografy
Anika Bárdos, dramaturgy

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Dvořák: Rusalka