Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

  • A Comic Opera in Three Acts, A Co-Production with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre as part of the Smetana Opera Cycle Ostrava 2024I
  • Premiere 24. 1. 2019 I
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24 January 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Slavko Savinšek
Rebeka Radovan
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Zoran Potočan
Barbara Sorč k. g.
Andrej Debevec
Branko Robinšak
Peter Martinčič
Aljaž Žgavc
Štefica Stipančević k. g.
Rok Bavčar
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25 January 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Ivan Andres Arnšek
Galja Gorčeva
Zala Hodnik k. g.
Zoran Potočan
Mirjam Kalin
Klemen Torkar k. g.
Dejan Maksimiljan Vrbančič
Saša Čano
Rusmir Redžić
Norina Radovan
Robert Brezovar
1 February 2019 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Slavko Savinšek
Galja Gorčeva
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Zoran Potočan
Barbara Sorč k. g.
Andrej Debevec
Branko Robinšak
Peter Martinčič
Aljaž Žgavc
Dunja Spruk
Rok Bavčar
2 February 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Ivan Andres Arnšek
Rebeka Radovan
Zala Hodnik k. g.
Darko Vidic k. g.
Mirjam Kalin
Klemen Torkar k. g.
Dejan Maksimiljan Vrbančič
Saša Čano
Rusmir Redžić
Štefica Stipančević k. g.
Robert Brezovar
9 February 2019 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Slavko Savinšek
Rebeka Radovan
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Zoran Potočan
Barbara Sorč k. g.
Andrej Debevec
Branko Robinšak
Peter Martinčič
Rusmir Redžić
Štefica Stipančević k. g.
Robert Brezovar
10 February 2019 17:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Ivan Andres Arnšek
Galja Gorčeva
Zala Hodnik k. g.
Darko Vidic k. g.
Mirjam Kalin
Klemen Torkar k. g.
Dejan Maksimiljan Vrbančič
Saša Čano
Aljaž Žgavc
Dunja Spruk
Rok Bavčar
12 February 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Darko Vidic k. g.
Rebeka Radovan
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Zoran Potočan
Barbara Sorč k. g.
Andrej Debevec
Branko Robinšak
Saša Čano
Rusmir Redžić
Norina Radovan
Robert Brezovar
14 February 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Slavko Savinšek
Galja Gorčeva
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Darko Vidic k. g.
Barbara Sorč k. g.
Klemen Torkar k. g.
Dejan Maksimiljan Vrbančič
Saša Čano
Aljaž Žgavc
Norina Radovan
Rok Bavčar
16 March 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Ivan Andres Arnšek
Rebeka Radovan
Mojca Bitenc k. g.
Darko Vidic k. g.
Dejan Maksimilijan Vrbančič
Branko Robinšak
Saša Čano
Rusmir Redžić
Štefica Stipančević k. g.
Robert Brezovar
1 June 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
8 June 2019 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana

Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884) devoted all his life to creating of Czech national music culture. When he was nineteen years old, the outstandingly talented son of a rural musician left for Prague, where he acquired extensive professional knowledge. Meanwhile, the revolutionary year of 1848 was approaching, and the composer's activity in the commotion of national feelings in the time of Bach's absolutism had not exactly worked in his favour, so he decided to accept the offer that came from Göteborg in 1856, where he soon became the central figure of the then musical life. When he returned from Prague, he devoted himself mainly to composing for musical theatre. He wrote eight operas, leaning predominantly on Czech cultural tradition. The most known among them is The Bartered Bride (1866). The composer was praised for the last time in 1881, when the new national theatre was inaugurated in Prague with his opera Libuše. Until then The Bartered Bride, which had already seen about a hundred productions in its homeland, was becoming more and more popular outside its borders as well, both for its joyful story about love that conquers all troubles and its music, masterfully coloured with the elements of folklore. Smetana's masterpiece came to life on the Ljubljana Opera stage already in 1894 where it was very popular until the First World War. On 3rd December 1918 the Ljubljana Opera Ensemble was Joined in this performance by professional Ballet Ensemble for the first time. The performance remained on our repertoire even later. The last staging, which was warmly welcomed by our audience as well, took place on this stage in 1998. The new production of The Bartered Bride in our opera theatre will be entrusted to a renowned Czech stage director Jiří Nekvasil and a guest conductor from the National Theatre in Prague, David Švec.

Text: Tatjana Ažman