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Opera In English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras


Release Date: 11/22/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3128   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Yvonne HowardDiana MontagueNeal DaviesPaul Charles Clarke,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album was nominated for the 2007 Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording."

"Outstanding in a well-balanced cast is Susan Gritton’s Marenka...To have Sir Charles Mackerras conducting is of course a great bonus. He gives the whole performance its character...there is certainly plenty to enjoy and admire in the new set." - International Record Review
This album was nominated for the 2007 Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording."

"Outstanding in a well-balanced cast is Susan Gritton’s Marenka...To have Sir Charles Mackerras conducting is of course a great bonus. He gives the whole performance its character...there is certainly plenty to enjoy and admire in the new set." - International Record Review
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Yvonne Howard (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Neal Davies (Baritone),
Paul Charles Clarke (Tenor), Geoffrey Moses (Bass), Yvette Bonner (Soprano),
Peter [bass voice] Rose (Bass), Susan Gritton (Soprano), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (Tenor),
Timothy Robinson (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Language: English 

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