19 Mar 2020
March 19, 2020

2:39:21 Opera Complete Smetana The Bartered Bride

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2:39:21 Opera Complete Smetana The Bartered Bride

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When a spirited peasant girl is promised to a stranger, she uses every last ounce of cunning and charm to thwart her parents’ plans and get the man she actually loves.

From the vibrant overture to the riotous polka, Smetana places dance at the heart of his sparkling work. This festive celebration of Czech culture and identity is reimagined into the heart of the English countryside with this new production at Garsington Opera.

Streamed on OperaVision on 29 November 2019

Mařenka: Natalya Romaniw
Jeník: Brenden Gunnell
Kecal: Joshua Bloom
Vašek: Stuart Jackson
Krušina: Peter Savidge
Ludmila: Heather Shipp
Mícha: Paul Whelan
Háta: Anne-Marie Owens
Circus Master: Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts
Esmeralda: Lara Marie Müller
Circus Performers: Daniel Edwards, Joshua Frazer, Ludo Helin, Malik Ibheis, Anesta Mathurin, Jennifer Robinson
Chorus: Garsington Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

Music: Bedřich Smetana
Text: Karel Sabina
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Director: Paul Curran
Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson
Choreographer: Darren Royston
Set: Kevin Knight