DetailsFirst 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.
Cast/Performers Natalya Romaniw (Marenka), Brenden Gunnell (Jenik), Joshua Bloom (Kecal), Stuart Jackson (Vasek), Peter Savidge (Krusina), Marie McLaughlin (Ludmila), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Micha), Anne-Marie Owens (Hata), Jefrey Lloyd-Roberts (Circus Master)
Producer: Garsington Opera
Director: Paul Curran
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Design: Kevin Knight
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Company: Philharmonia Orchestra