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Classi Lectures in conjunction with Nocturnes in the City presents Iain Scott on Czech Opera Composers
March 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST
“Background Czech – Surprising Discoveries in Czech Opera”
Smetana and The Bartered Bride
The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta, The Sold Bride) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The work is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863 to 1866, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866 in a two-act format with spoken dialogue.
Set in a country village and with realistic characters, it tells the story of how, after a late surprise revelation, true love prevails over the combined efforts of ambitious parents and a scheming marriage broker.
All lectures on Zoom
Sunday, March 7 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Smetana and The Bartered Bride
Sunday, March 14 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Janacek & his operas
Sunday, March 21 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Dvorak and Martinu
Monday, March 8 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Smetana and The Bartered Bride
Monday, March 15 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Janacek & his operas
Monday, March 22 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Dvorak and Martinu