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.