Tristan Und Rusalka
February 15, 2017 , 7:00 PM
Musicologist Michael Beckerman explors Rusalka’s deeper meanings. More than picturesque fairy tale, the opera by Antonin Dvorak aspires to the dramatic power of Wagner's Tristan in its use of recurring motives and in its psychological depth. Themes of longing, wish for death, and search for a kind of ultimate love pervade the work and the final scene rises to the highest level of tragedy.
Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; on first come, first serve basis. Please register to reserve your seat.
Image: Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University. Photograph by Peter Freed.