Rusalka. English National Opera 1986. Production: David Pountney. Cast: Eileen Hannan (Rusalka), John Treleaven (The Prince), Phyllis Cannan (Foreign Princess), Rodney Macann (Water Spirit), Ann Howard (Jezibaba). Conductor: Mark Elder. Further information here.
Perhaps this concept could have worked if the sets didn´t look so dusty and if the singers had been more involved actors.
As always with the ENO, the performance is in English, another draw-back in my opinion (texting available, though).
This is not recommeded. Especially not with the excellent Paris production with Renée Fleming available on DVD. For those not interested in the Renée Fleming version, I´d just recommend waiting for another release as these two are the only presently available Rusalka DVDs.
The bottom line (scale of 1-5, 3=average):
Eileen Hannan: 2
John Treleaven: 4
Mark Elder: 2
David Pountney´s production: 3
Overall impression: 2