The Bartered Bride

Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride


Comic opera in three acts in the Czech language

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
12. 12. 2018 19:00 h - 21:40 h

Schedule of performances

Thursday 9. 5. 2019
19:00 h 21:40 h
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There was an occasion when Bedřich Smetana called his opera The Bartered Bride a play. He meant its lighter, comedy genre, which he understood as a kind of composition distraction, besides other great and serious projects. The work is characterized by its comedy poetics, but also the national idea and the idea of a music theatre supported by popular traditions. Four versions were needed for the composer to elaborate the typical popular comedy and create a specific Czech opera comedy.

Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

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