The Bartered Bride

Bedřich Smetana

Bedřich Smetana, by writing The Bartered Bride, created a work that has a founding significance in the Czech national opera.

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 07 June 2014
  • Age Category For everyone
  • Musical arrangement and Conducted by:
    Oliver Dohnányi
    Directed by:
    Jana Kališová
    Stage Design and Costumes:
    Jana Zbořilová
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Choirmaster:
    Zdeněk Vimr
    2nd Conductor:
    Jiří Štrunc
    Choreography:
    Jaroslava Leufenová
    Assistant director:
    Dominik Beneš
    Musical preparation:
    Ivana Janečková,
    Martin Marek,
    Jiří Pešek,
    Jan Snítil
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová
    Prompter:
    Helena Tomanová

Bedřich Smetana, by writing The Bartered Bride, created a work that has a founding significance in the Czech national opera. It is a work loved by generations of viewers, a work that accompanied the Czech nation in both good and bad times, a work that has found its place in the repertory of international opera houses. Roles in The Bartered Bride matured a whole generation of Czech opera singers. Although the opera is designated as comic, the plot is serious: parents agree after the birth of their children on their future marriage. Only Jeník's cleverness and fearlessness contributes to a successful end of the story in which "the good thing is a success and true love prevails."

Premiere on 7 June 2014 at the Grand Theatre.