SCREENING at the Minehead Regal later this month is Dvořák’s lyric fairy-tale opera Rusalka.

It will be broadcast in a live Encore broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Sunday, January 28 at 2pm.

This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s opera reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it.

Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake.

When she falls in love with a prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of finding true love in a new world – a world that does not love her back.

Filmed live at the Royal Opera House in 2022, Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast featuring Asmik Grigorian as Rusalka, with David Butt Philip, Emma Bell, Sarah Connolly, Matthew Rose, Ross Ramgobin, Hongni Wu, Vuvu Mpofu, Gabrielė Kupšytė, Anne Marie Stanley, Josef Jeongmeen Ahn.

The opera is sung in Czech with English subtitles and the running time is 225 minutes, including one interval.

Tickets for Rusalka cost £15.50, Regal Theatre Friends £15, Film Society members/Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

Numbered seats may be booked in advance online and at the Regal box office (phone 01643 706430) between 9.30am and 12pm Monday to Saturday.

The Regal bar will be open for refreshments from 1.30pm.