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Bartered Bride 1931Covent Garden Opera

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Smetana's comedy was comparatively little known at this stage. Indeed this English translation was clearly derived from the German version then current with hero and heroine called Hans and Marie, with other characters renamed Wenzel, Agnes, Kathinka, etc. Never mind - it is likely that the most important influence on performance quality will have come from Barbirolli in the pit.

Cast details are from a programme in the OperaScotland archive (16 November), confirmed by one in the Edinburgh City Library collection.

Performance Cast

Krušina a peasant

Hubert Dunkerley

Ludmila Krušina's wife

Rispah Goodacre

Mařenka their daughter

Thea Philips

Tobias Mícha a prosperous peasant farmer

Richard Watson

Háta Micha's second wife

Gladys Parr

Vašek son of Micha and Háta

Frederick Davies

Jeník Micha's son by his first wife

Ben Williams

Kecal a marriage broker

Percy Heming

Ringmaster

Frank Sale

Esmeralda a dancer

Frances Frost

Indian a circus artist

Liddell Peddieson

Production Cast

Conductor

John Barbirolli (Nov 13)

Arnold Perry (Nov 16)

Translator

Felix Goodwin

Performance DatesBartered Bride 1931

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Nov, 19.30 16 Nov, 19.30

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