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What I’ve been singing this week: Rusalka: Song To The Moon


Rusalki, in Slavic Mythology, are unquietly dead and generally inhabit watery places such as lakes and rivers, but come ashore during the night to cause trouble, especially to bachelors, singing them to their doom, just like selkies and mermaids.

The opera is by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Song To The Moon is from Act 1 and is the opera’s most popular aria.

So far, my rendition has not attracted any bachelors. I’ll keep at it. Continue reading

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