Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta)

British Youth Opera 

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Set and costumes Cordelia Chisholm
Lighting David Howe
Choreography Mandy Demetriou
 
Sung in the English translation by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
pictures by Clive Barda
 
Evening Standard **** 
 “Rodula Gaitanou’s delightful production transposes the action to “Prague, Oklahoma” in the mid-Fifties, a society whose patriarchal values uncannily reflect those of oldtime Bohemia. And just as the activities of bride-bartering and marriage-broking seem as appallingly relevant as ever in the modern era, so Smetana’s buoyant folksiness morphs seamlessly into the foot-tapping breeziness of the chorus line or Presley-style crooning." Barry Millington
 
 

Conductor Peter Robinson

 

Marěnka Katherine Crompton

Jenik Luis Gomes

Kecal Matthew Stiff

Vasek Samuel Furness

Ludmilla Katie Connor

Esmeralda Jennifer France

Hata Ting Wang

Micha Frazer Scott

Ringmaster Simon Gfeller

Krusina Matthew Wright

Indian Joseph Kennedy 

 

British Youth Opera Chorus

Southbank Sinfonia

 

8,11,14 September 2012

Peacock Theatre, London

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