Smetana: The Bartered Brideshare on facebook styriarte Festival Edition
Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s sensationel production of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” at styriarte 2011 is one of a kind, a true world premiere. For the first time ever, author Emanuel Züngel’s German translation of The Bartered Bride’s text, comissioned by Smatana himself, is performed on stage. A comprehensive companion book offer insight into the complex reasons why this version was never before performed, and provides information about the distinctive character of Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s styriarte production.
The styriarte festival edition comprises the complete opera in three CDs, a video recording of the performance and a documentary of rehearsals on DVD (with English and German subtitles) and other bonus material as well as a 212-page, highly informative illustrated companion book (in English and German).