February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017,

[2nd Floor]

How does a work of art begin its journey? When is a piece of music born? Experience how a world famous composer Antonin Dvorak conceived his masterpiece. An exhibition of the original manuscript and other treasures related to Antonin Dvorak's opera accompanied by a month long program of special events.

In connection with the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Antonín Dvorak’s opera Rusalka, admirers of the maestro will see a rare collection of original scores, letters and documents related to his beloved fairy tale opera. This rare and important collection, whose music was conceived by Dvorak during his time in New York and which he wrote about in his American diaries, finally comes to American audiences.

Previously performed by opera legends Gabriela Beňačková and Renée Fleming, whose costumes you can also see in the exhibit,, Rusalka returns to New York.

For more information, please visit

Organized by: Czech Center New York, DAHA, Consulate General of the Czech Republic New York, National Museum in Prague, Harmony Foundation