The Littlest Mermaid
Adaptation of Rusalka (Dvořák, Kvapil)
This charming adaptation takes audiences beneath the waves on the journey of a lifetime! Meet Rusalka as she follows her heart's desire to become human. But when her magical pact with the Sea Witch requires her to give up her voice, Rusalka's life and love are jeopardized. While this opera ends happily—unlike the original—don't be fooled. Rusalka: The Littlest Mermaid thrills as our heroes risk everything for the chance to become whom they were always meant to be all along.
Approx. 40 min
Rusalka’s Sister/Prince’s Sister— Mezzo-Soprano
Sea Witch— Mezzo-Soprano or Dramatic Soprano
Florida State University (2013)
Arizona Opera (2017, 2018)
Des Moines Metro Opera- Opera Iowa (2021, 2022)
Selections from libretto below. Contact Opera Classroom for perusal piano/vocal score.
Scene 1&2 Excerpt
Read this excerpt from the beginning of the show. Meet Rusalka and her sisters as the drama unfolds.
Scene 3 Excerpt
Read this excerpt from the middle of the first act. Meet the Sea Witch as Rusalka makes a bargain to become human.