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Rusalka by Pacific Opera Project

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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$20 – $55

Pacific Opera Project returns to Descanso Gardens with another magical production from July 12–14 and 19–21.

Presented with orchestra and sung in English, Rusalka is based on Slavic mythology and was the original inspiration for Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid.

With the help of an evil witch, the water nymph Rusalka goes against the wishes of her father, giving up her home, family, and her voice to join her human prince on dry land. However, she quickly learns that true love can come at a terrible price.

Rusalka was written in 1901 by Czech composer Antonin Dvořák and will be making its Los Angeles premiere on the Main Lawn at Descanso.

All seating is unassigned, advance tickets required.

Premium seating: $50 members, $55 non-members. Buy premium tickets

General seating, located behind premium: $20 members, $25 non-members. Buy general tickets

Please note:

  • This is an outdoor theater production with a 20-minute intermission.
  • Seating will be provided. Outside chairs, blankets, and picnics are not allowed.
  • Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Please no outside food.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled. Dates and location subject to change.


July 14
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $55
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