Either way, "Gwen" (based on McGregor's film short "Who's Afraid of the Water Sprite
?") quickly becomes a visually exquisite movie dressed up with no where for the characters to go.
On a day when Ruby Walsh was out of luck on his two comeback rides, riding honours went to reigning champion Davy Russell who registered a treble on 25/1 shot Percy Veer, Tombstone and Boot Camp, the latter pair also proving part of a treble for trainer Gordon Elliott, also successful with Water Sprite
Run in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys, the Corinthian Challenge features 14 riders taking part in a three-race series, with Elliott running Presenting Julio, Brutal and Stooshie, as well as having reserves Water Sprite
and Miro engaged.
Not surprisingly, Richard Novak has his favourite music and characters, one of them being the Water Sprite
in Dvorak's Rusalka, the performance of which is so enthralling that it makes us listen to it breathlessly and compels a comparison with Eduard Haken's unforgettable rendition of the role--yet Novak's Water Sprite
is vocally brighter, more lyrical, less menacing, fatherly, highly credible and human.
KEMPT A 40 bales of hay B Combed C Malignant water sprite
who am I?
He dropped the needless posturing before each phrase and got down to business in a way that allowed him to physically inhabit the three scenes and their fantastic characters: "Ondine" (the water sprite
), "Le gibet" (the gallows) and "Scarbo" (the ghoul).
A Rusalka is a water sprite
from Slavic mythology, usually inhabiting a lake or river.
(a) A nasty water sprite
(b) Seaweed (c) A Hebridean ghost 7.
When this intelligent water sprite
draws the popular attention of the whole city upon being discovered and then confronted with his past, it forces him to take action and make an ultimate decision, in order to preserve his kind, inner peace and well being in todays harsh world.
When her ex-boyfriend interrupts her sword-fighting lesson to explain his betrayal for example a swarm of bug fairies descends leaving his hair "tied in several hundred little itsy bitsy braids with flower-color ribbons tied at the end." Add to this the friendship of a water sprite
a tattooed fairy and some dwarves and literally all the trees in the forest and Keelie is a heroine with the assets she needs to get the job done.
Dvorak called Rusalka his "lyric fairytale," filling his own telling of the story of the little water sprite
with some of the most lush, vibrant music he ever wrote.