National Theatre

The Bartered Bride

Classic Czech story about love and greed.

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All events

Thursday

12/3/2020


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


190 - 1190 CZK

Thursday

2/11/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


190 - 1190 CZK

Friday

2/19/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


190 - 1190 CZK

Saturday

3/20/2021


5:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


130 - 690 CZK

Tuesday

4/27/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


190 - 1190 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

The Bartered Bride’s grotesque yet highly moving story is grasped with tenderness, intelligent wit and hyperbole, as well as an understanding for the long-gone order (disorder) of human lives in the Czech village.

Bedřich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, the founding work of modern Czech opera, soon exceeded the domestic framework and became a permanent part of the world’s operatic repertoire. The 20th National Theatre production of the evergreen of Czech theatre and music is, for the first time in our history, directed by a woman. Magdalena Švecová has chosen neither the path of provocative or scandalous interpretation, nor that of conventional imitation of obsolete models. The production’s forcibility is enhanced by Zuzana Přidalová’s costumes, inspired by plant and animal motifs, and Ladislava Košíková’s stylish choreography charged with energy and replete with naturalness.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Cast: Dana Burešová (Mařenka), Peter Berger (Jeník), Jiří Sulženko (Kecal) and others.

National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
Continuo Theatre members under the leading of the Artistic Director Pavel Štourač, dancers, members of the Kühn's Childrens Choir 
Soloists of the National Theatre Opera, the National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

Length 180 minutes
Wheelchair access
Break 2x20 minutes
Music
Bedřich Smetana
Stage director
Magdalena Švecová
Conductor
Jaroslav Kyzlink
Conductor
David Švec
Costumes
Zuzana Přidalová