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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 

Sound Samples

Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Overture
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 1: Time at last for celebration (Chorus)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 1: Why do you look so downcast (Jenik, Marenka, Chorus)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 2: Jenik, what will happen if Mother's right? (Marenka, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 2: Promise me that you would never (Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 2: Is it so unfair to want to know (Marenka, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 2: Such a mother is a blessing (Jenik, Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 2: Faithful love I vow to you (Marenka, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 3: Every detail has been sorted (Kecal, Krusina, Ludmila)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 3: Hold it! Are we not forgetting (Krusina, Kecal, Ludmila)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 3: Well, as I told you, he's kind and he's gentle (Kecal, Ludmila, Krusina)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 4: Look! She's coming! (Kecal, Ludmila, Krusina, Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 4: Fine then, say what you will (Marenka, Krusina, Ludmila, Kecal)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I Scene 5: Introduction: Polka - Take your partners for the polka (Chorus)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 1: So charge the glasses, lads (Chorus, Jenik, Kecal)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 1: Furiant
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 2: Ma ...Ma ...My mamma said (Vasek)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 3: Don't say you're the boy (Marenka, Vasek)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 3: I know there's a girl for you (Marenka, Vasek)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 4: I have plenty of others (Kecal, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 4: Just a word or two, my friend (Kecal, Jenik, Chorus)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 4: Time and time again I encounter men (Kecal, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 4: Think what it's worth, lad (Kecal, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 4: You'll go home to Moravia? (Kecal, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 5: Ah, my friend! Once you learn (Kecal)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II Scene 6: Come now everyone, gather round (Kecal, Chorus, Jenik, Krusina)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 1: I'm near now to despairing (Vasek)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 2: Roll up! Roll up ladies and gentlemen! (Ringmaster)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 2: Ballet
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 2: Oh, it looks so lovely! (Vasek, Esmeralda, Indian, Ringmaster)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 2: Mother doesn't matter, Mother wouldn't care! (Esmeralda, Ringmaster)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 3: Oh, I don't understand it! (Vasek, Hasek, Kecal, Micha)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 3: What? Dare he? Would he? You do what? (Hata, Micha, Kecal, Vasek)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 4: No! I don't believe you! (Marenka, Krusina, Kecal, Ludmila, Hata, Micha)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 5: Oh, Vasek! Don't run away! (Kecal, Vasek, Ludmila, Hata, Krusina, Micha)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 5: Think it over, Marenka, think it through (Ludmila, Hata, Krusina, Kecal, Micha, Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 6: Oh, but the pain! The burning pain! (Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 6: We dreamed upon a moonlit night (Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 7: Marenka mine, Marenka mine! (Jenik, Marenka)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 8: So then, young man (Kecal, Marenka, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 8: Be calm, oh my love (Jenik, Marenka, Kecal)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 9: Tell us, Marenka, it's all up to you (Chorus, Marenka, Jenik)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 9: It's Jenik! What's he doing here? (Hata, Micha, Jenik, Kecal, Marenka, Ludmila, Krusina)
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act III Scene 10: Everybody get out of the way! (2 boys, Vasek, Hata, Krusina, Ludmila, Micha, Marenka, Jenik, Chorus)

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