The Bartered Bride
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|Tue 16 Oct ’12, 6:00pm–9:00pm||
Where: St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- C-Reserve: $49.50
- B-Reserve: $74.50
- A-Reserve: $98.50
- Silver: $124.50
- Gold: $148.50
- Premium: $189.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: nzopera
The NBR New Zealand Opera's third opera of 2012 is an acclaimed Opera North production of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.
"...the show zips along, joyfully, liberatingly. Pure heaven." -The Times, UK
"...one of the most vivaciously animated productions in years." -The Guardian, UK
Bedřich Smetana's dream to establish a Czech national opera was realised with The Bartered Bride, his second opera. A comic look at Bohemian life, it's a tale of true love prevailing despite the best efforts of a scheming marriage broker, a couple of social-climbing parents and a dancing bear.
This production is set in 1972 - four years after the Prague Spring. It features New Zealanders, soprano Anna Leese as Mařenka, bass Conal Coad as Kecal and Andrew Glover as Vašek.
Featuring The Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus.
With the Vector Wellington Orchestra.
An Opera North production.
Sung in English.