Opened: 08 September 2012
Booking until: 14 September 2012
Running time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Prices: £15.50 - £52.00
British Youth Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with two new productions in association with Southbank Sinfonia, bursting with talent from the next generation of opera professionals selected through nationwide auditions from over 400 singers.
Smetana's comic masterpiece, inspired by folk tales from his native Bohemia, tells of The Bartered Bride whose arranged marriage is thwarted by her true love's cunning. An opera of in-laws, secret identities and circuses, its inventiveness and humour have made The Bartered Bride an audience favourite.
Sung in the English translation by Kit Hesketh-Harvey