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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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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