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First performed in 1866 and set in a 19th Century Bohemian village this is the story of an arranged marriage and plenty of confusion as suitors are spurned and spurn in their turn. Smetana wrote five versions of this opera/operetta. Revival supported (2005) by The Friends of Covent Garden. Sung in English. Running time 2 hours 45 minutesPerformers Susan Gritton (Marenka), Simon O'Neill (Jenik), Peter Rose (Kecal), Jeremy White (Kecal - Jan06 14th), Timothy Robinson (Vasek), Yvette Bonner (Esmerelda), Donald Maxwell (Krusina), Susan Bickley (Ludmila), Jonathan Best (Micha), Carole Wilson (Hata), Robert Tear (Dov), Eddie Wade (Indian).
Music Smetana. Lyrics Sabina. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Charles Mackerras. Director Francesco Zambello. Design Alison Chitty. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Choreographer Denni Sayers. Translation Kit Hesketh Harvey.
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