Opera

The Bartered Bride

Bedřich Smetana

Comic opera in three acts Text by Karel Sabina, German version by Kurt Honolka Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Marie loves Hans, and Hans loves Marie. There’s only one problem: Marie is betrothed to Wenzel. The marriage broker Kezal even offers Hans money if he will renounce Marie. But he has no intention of selling his bride! Bedřich Smetana’s merry opera, brimming with folksy humour and colourful choral singing, is staged by French director Mariame Clément with a passion for authentic detail as well as a clear-eyed view of society’s ills.

Summary

Marie loves Hans, and Hans loves Marie. There’s only one problem: Marie is betrothed to Wenzel. The marriage broker Kezal even offers Hans money if he will renounce Marie. But he has no intention of selling his bride! Bedřich Smetana’s merry opera, brimming with folksy humour and colourful choral singing, is staged by French director Mariame Clément with a passion for authentic detail as well as a clear-eyed view of society’s ills.

Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Friday 8 Mar 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 13 Mar 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 16 Mar 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung sind Interessierte zu einem etwa einstündigen Nachgespräch mit Dramaturgin Juliane Schunke und weiteren Gästen in den Opernkeller eingeladen.

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Friday 22 Mar 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Monday 25 Mar 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 25 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 28 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 2 May 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden