How does a work of art begin it’s journey? When is a piece of music born? Experience how a world famous composer conceived his masterpiece in a very special exhibition for opera lovers at the beginning of 2017.
AN EXHIBITION OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT
AND OTHER TREASURES RELATED TO ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK'S BELOVED OPERA
ACCOMPANIED BY A MONTH-LONG PROGRAM OF SPECIAL EVENTS
EXHIBITION OPENING - FEBRUARY 1, 5pm
GUIDED TOURS - FEBRUARY 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 - 3PM & 5PM
RSVP for tours by calling 646.422.3395
How does a work of art begin it’s journey? When is a piece of music born? Experience how a famous composer conceived his masterpiece in a special exhibition for opera lovers.
In connection with the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Antonín Dvořák’s opera, admirers of the maestro will see a rare exhibition of original scores, letters and other treasures related to the opera Rusalka, including Renée Fleming´s costumes from the Metropolitan Opera, presented to American audiences for the first time.
Guided tours will also include the exhibition Mythic Bohemia: Dvořák’s Villa and Lake Rusalka organized by the Dvořák American Heritage Association in the Dvořák Room.
The exhibition RUSALKA is organized by the Czech Center New York in collaboration with the National Museum in Prague, the Metropolitan Opera, Harmony Foundation and the Dvořák American Heritage Association. Presented under the auspices of the Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York Martin Dvořák.
RELATED SPECIAL EVENTS:
THIS MONTH LONG CELEBRATION OF DVOŘÁK'S RUSALKA ALSO FEATURES SPECIAL OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT CONCERTS, GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION, LECTURES AND A SPECIAL MENU AT THE BOHEMIAN SPIRIT RESTAURANT.
All events at the Czech Center are FREE. RSVP for events online at the link provided or by phone to reserve a seat.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION RUSALKA & THE DVOŘÁK ROOM (45 mins.)
FEBRUARY 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 3PM & 5PM in Bohemian National Hall.
RSVP for tours by telephone at 646.422.3395
CONCERT: RUSALKA IN NEW YORK
Gabriela Beňačková, Petr Nekoranec and David Leight perform selections from the opera Rusalka, with Ken Noda on piano. Musicologist Michael Beckerman moderates.
FEBRUARY 1, 7PM in the Ballroom
OPERA: RUSALKA AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing is reborn in a wondrous new production, from FEBRUARY 2 - MARCH 2.
PREMIERE FEBRUARY 2, 8PM
Purchase tickets at www.metopera.org/rusalka or call 212.362.6000. Use the code RUSALKA151 for 15% off of tickets.
*This discount code can be used for all sections except Standing Room, Family Circle, and Balcony Boxes. Does not apply to the February 25 performance. All tickets subject to availability. There are no refunds, exchanges, or adjustments to previous orders. Casts and curtain times subject to change. Normal service charges apply to orders placed by phone and web. Offer may be revoked at any time.
LECTURE: TRISTAN UND RUSALKA
DAHA presents a lecture by musicologist Michael Beckerman exploring Rusalka’s deeper meanings.
FEBRUARY 9, 7PM in the Gallery
LECTURE: BEHIND THE SCENES: OPERA THROUGH THE EYES OF A MAKE-UP ARTIST
Victor Callegari shares stories from over forty years of work at the Metropolitan Opera.
FEBRUARY 16, 7PM in the Cinema
RECITAL: DVOŘÁK’S ART SONGS
Petr Nekoranec and a guest perform Dvořák’s Art Songs, with Giuseppe Mentuccia on piano.
FEBRUARY 23, 7PM in the Ballroom
LECTURE: OPERA DIMITRIJ AT BARD SUMMERSCAPE FESTIVAL
Musicologist Christopher H. Gibbs and stage director Anne Bogart discuss their new staging of Dvořák’s opera.
FEBRUARY 28, 7PM in the Cinema
DVOŘÁK MENU AT THE BOHEMIAN SPIRIT RESTAURANT
Composer Antonín Dvořák was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a butcher and an innkeeper. Lucky for music lovers everywhere, his father also played in a local band that young Dvořák soon joined, taking a first step into what became a legendary musical career. Step into Dvořák’s world and enjoy the tastes of 19th century Bohemia with our Dvořák Menu.
Throughout February at the Bohemian Spirit Restaurant. For reservations email email@example.com or call 212.861.1038