“It’s not a Cinderella story”: Kristine Opolais on returning to Rusalka

Interview: Kristine Opolais

Martin Kušej’s controversial Munich production of Rusalka – to which you return in June – was seen as a breakthrough role for you in terms of international recognition. What are the challenges in that particular staging?

Martin Kušej’s production in Munich is very close to my heart. It’s a deep, emotional, dark work. It’s hugely challenging for the performers and the audience. I was sick when we rehearsed it initially and had to remain silent while rehearsing. I couldn’t sing, so I spent my days rehearsing in silence, thinking about the role. Suffering. It was almost surreal that I had to live through in real life what Rusalka lives through in the story.

Kristine Opolais
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