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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:48 AM
Eli has a ticket for the opera The Bartered Bride by Smetana. It's on Wednesday 30 June at 7pm in the Royal College of Music. The ticket price is ?10.
If you're interested please contact Eli - [address removed]
Our summer opera is a sparkling comedy that led to the foundation of an entire national school. Composed by Bedrich Smetana in the 1860s,
The Bartered Bride pioneered the use of Czech speech patterns and Bohemian dance rhythms, creating a national style that paved the way for Dvo??k, Jan??ek and others.
The opera provides a rich evocation of Bohemian village life, focusing on the fortunes of the lovers Ma?enka and Jen?k and their attempts to deceive their parents, the stuttering Va?ek and the scheming marriage-broker Kecal; fortunately help is at hand in the shape of a sword swallower, a Spanish dancer and even a dancing bear! Smetana's gloriously rich and colourful score, including the famous overture, ensures a hugely entertaining summer's evening.
This production will be sung in English.