NBR New Zealand Opera's The Bartered Bride
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.
- New Zealand