"Fleming is a vibrant Rusalka. Other singers have brought a clearer, more girlish tone to her music, particularly to the famous Act One "Song to the Moon," but Fleming's singing is colored with passion, thereby matching Carsen's concept. Among the principals, she is the only one not to have grown up speaking Czech or Russian, so what she does here is quite an achievement. Diadkova is a solid Je?ibaba. As usual, Michel Senechal brings plenty of character to his amusing comprimario role
Acts One and Two are on the first DVD; Act Three is on the second. There is no bonus material. Subtitling is in English, French, Spanish, or Italian. Despite the preponderance of a dark stage, the visuals are excellent, and the sound is top-notch.
While not your great-grandfather's Rusalka, this production has much in its favor."