June21 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM

The Bartered Bride

Bedrich Smetana

The National Theatre | Opera and ballet

180 minutes | Available

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Date: June 21, 2017 | 19:00 (Wed)
Venue: The National Theatre
Duration: 180 minutes
Status: Available
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Bedrich Smetana’s Bartered Bride is the founding work of modern Czech opera

Czech original version with English and German surtitles 
The Bartered Bride by Bedrich Smetana soon exceeded the domestic framework and became a permanent part of the world’s operatic repertoire. The grotesque yet highly moving story is grasped with tenderness, intelligent wit and hyperbole, as well as an understanding for the long-gone order (disorder) of human lives in the Czech village. The production’s forcibility is enhanced by Zuzana Pridalova’s costumes, inspired by plant and animal motifs, and Ladislava Kosikova’s stylish choreography charged with energy and replete with naturalness.

Performed by:

Soloists of the National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Opera Choir
Continuo Theatre members under the leading of the artistic director Pavel Stourac, dancers, members of the Kühn's Childrens Choir

Musical preparation: Ondrej Lenard
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard, Jaroslav Kyzlink, David Svec
Stage director: Magdalena Svecova
Sets: Petr Matasek
Costumes: Zuzana Pridalova
Chorus master: Pavel Vanek
Choreography: Ladislava Kosikova
Dramaturgy: Ondrej Hucin

Please note:

The Opera has two 15 minutes intermissions.
The program may be subject to change.
Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
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