Rusalka (Christine Opolais) gives up her immortality for a chance at love with the prince (Klaus Florian Vogt) — but she's not the only one who has to make the ultimate sacrifice. Wilfried Hosl/Bavarian State Opera hide caption

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Rusalka

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, won the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year award. Sheila Rock hide caption

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William Byrd: "Domine non sum dignus" (The Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood, dir.)

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Dvorak: Cello Concerto, excerpt (Mstislav Rostropovich/Berlin Philharmonic)

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The Emerson Quartet's latest passion is the late string quartets by Dvorak. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 [Allegretto]

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Christoph Eschenbach Conducts The L.A. Philharmonic

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The Brooklyn Bridge in 1884. Dvorak would arrive in New York only six years later to head the National Conservatory of Music. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Dvorak's Symphony No. 9

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Glyndebourne Festival on World of Opera -- 'Rusalka'

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Dvorak's Cello Concerto

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