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The Two Widows is brimming with musical wit in some of the most charming, life-affirming music Smetana ever wrote. He reveals a deep understanding of human foibles in this gentle and fun tale of Czech country life in the late 19th century. Two young widows, living a quiet country life, have sharply contrasting attitudes to life: Karolina lives for the future, enjoys life and love and runs her estate with great independence; Anezka is in denial of her true feelings, wishes to remain faithful to her husband and buries herself in the past. When a handsome stranger appears, Karolina guesses his reasons and instigates a mischievous game of love and jealousy. The opera is based on a French farce by Jean Pierre F New Production. Staged performance sung in English with English supertitles. Supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw and the Scottish Opera Syndicate. Supported by The scottish Government Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Run time 2 hours 30 minutes.

Performers Kate Valentine (Karolina Zaleska), Jane Irwin (Anezka Miletinska), Nicholas Folwell (Mumlal), David Pomeroy (Ladislav Podhajsky), Ben Johnson (Tonik - a peasant), Rebecca Ryan (Lidka - a maid).
Music Smetana. Corporate Sponsor ScotRail. Producer Edinburgh International Festival. Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Francesco Corti. Director Tobias Hoheisel. Director Imogen Kogge. Design Tobias Heheisel. Lighting Peter Mumford. Choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones. Other Micaela von Marcard (dramaturg).

The Two Widows

The Two Widows (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01771466837. Details of all The Two Widows archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S340299672

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