January 28th, 2014

briar

Just kiss him already!


I was much less enthusiastic about Rusalka than I was the last revival, which was the first time I saw it. There's still lots of very lovely music, which was fairly well performed. But the physical production seemed less magical, the stage direction often silly and leaden. And it was all saddled with the vast stretches of tiresome drama. the first act, the longest, didn't seem as long as the other two, in which everything ends badly very slowly and without a lot of apparent motivation.