We will explore some excerpts from his inspiring “LIBUSE”, his comic “THE TWO WIDOWS” and we will, of course, focus on his perennial-favourite folk-opera “THE BARTERED BRIDE”.
The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta, The Sold Bride) is a comic opera in three acts. 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.
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