3rd December 1961


At the end of 1961, Supraphon recorded in Prague Antonín Dvořák’s opera Rusalka, as performed by the National Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Zdeněk Chalabala, with Milada Šubrtová in the lead role. The Water Sprite was portrayed by the charismatic singer Eduard Haken, the Prince by Ivo Žídek. In 1998, Supraphon awarded Milada Šubrtová an anniversary Platinum Disc for her performance in Rusalka on the internationally acclaimed recording, which in a number of releases has been sold on LP, MC and CD, and recently has been available for download, for more than half a century and has become one of the most successful albums in Supraphon’s his­tory.

Album detail
Catalogue number: SU 3811-2