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The Bartered Bride Jesse Russell

The Bartered Bride

Jesse Russell

Published April 14th 2012
ISBN : 9785510516456
Paperback
140 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodan nev sta, The Sold Fianc e) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bed ich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The opera is considered to have made a majorMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodan nev sta, The Sold Fianc e) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bed ich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The opera is considered to have made a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863-66, 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. The opera was not immediately successful, and was revised and extended in the following four years. In its final version, premiered in 1870, it gained rapid popularity and eventually became a worldwide success.