Dvořáks «Rusalka» - TOBS production on Swiss tour


Within the the festival, České sny - Czech Dreams arises in Biel a production of the opera "Rusalka" by Antonín Dvořák. An exclusive chamber version for the theater in Biel has been commissioned from the Slovak composer Marián Lejava.

Biel's produktion of «Rusalka» is therefore a double premiere: The world premiere of the chamber version of Marián Lejava and the premiere of Kaspar as a musical director of one of TOBS's music theater productions.

In addition to
numerous performances in Biel and Solothurn, TOBS production goes on a Swiss tour.


see the video at


Biel (CH), Solothurn (CH),etc.


Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn
Chor Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn
Valentin Vassilev, choirmaster
Kaspar Zehnder, conductor

Brigitte Hool, Rusalka (a water nymph)
Jonathan Stoughton, The prince
Carlos Esquivel
, Vodník, the water goblin
Jordanka Milkova
, Ježibaba (a witch)/ The foreign princess
Aram Ohanian*
, Gamekeeper
Lucie Kaňková*
, Kitchen boy
Oleg Sopunov*, Hunter
Nicole Hitz*
, First wood sprite
Susannah Haberfeld*
, Second wood sprite
Michaela Polkehn*
, Third wood sprite

* Students of the Bern University of Arts, Swiss Opera Studio


Samstag, 31.10.2014, 19.30 (Biel)
Mittwoch, 05.11.2014, 19.30 (Solothurn)

Sonntag, 02.11.2014, 17:00 (Biel)
Samstag, 08.11.2014, 19:30 (Solothurn)
Freitag, 14.11.2014, 19:30 (Biel)
Mittwoch, 26.11.2014, 19:30 (Biel)
Freitag, 28.11.2014, 20:00 (Langenthal)
Freitag, 05.12.2014, 19:30 (Solothurn)
Donnerstag, 11.12.2014, 19:30 (Solothurn)
Mittwoch, 17.12.2014, 19:30 (Solothurn)
Samstag, 10.01.2015, 19:30 (Visp)
Donnerstag, 15.01.2015, 20:00 (Burgdorf)
Dienstag, 10.03.2015, 19:30 (Thun)
Samstag, 28.03.2015, 19:30 (Düdingen)
Dienstag, 31.03.2015, 19:30 (Biel)


«Biel Solothurh Theatre Delivered Quite a Loud Chamber Version», 02.11.2014, Aargauer Zeitung
«Magic of a Fairy Tale With a Barbed Hook», 03.11.2014, Der Bund
«The Other Sensuality of Dvořák's Sound», 03.11.2014, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
«The misery of the Mermaid as a Chamber Piece», 03.11.2014, Bieler Tagblatt
«Voll im Saft», 24.12.2014, Musik & Theater

«A Kiss of Death», 14.01.2015, Walliser Bote


For further concerts and events during the Culture Days "Czech Dreams" see flyer with the detailed program.


Go to the concert promoter.