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Smetana: The Bartered Bride - Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano); Geoffrey Moses (bass); Kit Hesketh-Harvey (vocals); Louis Hill (vocals);...
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  1. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100
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The Bartered Bride continues Chandos' series Opera in English, and it succeeds admirably in this spirited and well-sung performance. The quality of translation is a critical element in the success of an endeavor such as this. Happily, the version by Kit Hesketh-Harvey (who also has a small role in the opera) is rendered into idiomatic and singable English. There is a whiff of W.S. Gilbert in the broad humor and in the rhyme schemes, but that is not entirely inappropriate, as the plot has some typically Gilbertian twists and ...

Smetana: The Bartered Bride 2005, Chandos

UPC: 095115312827