The CD of "The Bartered Bride" met my expectations and more. and Jindrich Jenak as the bride's father. Czech conductor Zdenek Kosler leads the excellent Czech /5(5). The Bartered Bride is a Supraphon recording under direction of Zdenek Kosler who leads the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. We get to hear all Czech cast which is 5/5(10).
Although the musical numbers were still linked by dialogue, the first act had been divided in two, to create a three-act opera. Shortly afterwards the Provisional Theatre temporarily closed its doors, as the threat of war drew closer to Prague. Three dances from The Bartered Bride. It was staged by the Prague National Theatre company in Vienna, as part of the Vienna Music and Theatre Exhibition of , where its favourable reception was the beginning of its worldwide popularity among opera audiences. Offstage shouting interrupts the proceedings; it seems that a bear has escaped from the circus and is heading for the village. They all depart, leaving her alone.
A Rearranged Marriage: 'The Bartered Bride'Thus on its opening night the opera, in its two-act version with spoken dialogue, was poorly attended and indifferently received. He reads the terms: Offstage shouting interrupts the proceedings; it seems that a bear has escaped from the circus and is heading for the village.
A short duet for Esmeralda and the Principal Comedian was dropped. The women enter, and the whole group joins in dancing a furiant. The opera singer Otto Gortiz as Kecal, circa The circus folk leave. The Ringmaster introduces the star attractions: