The Bartered Bride. Comic opera in Three Acts

Act 2, Scene 4 Duetto "Now then, my dear man ..."


  • Recorded: 16th February 1981
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1981
  • (P) 1981 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Opera

Artists

  • music by: Bedřich Smetana
  • libretto by: Karel Sabina
  • tenor: Peter Dvorský
  • bass: Richard Novák
  • conductor: Zdeněk Košler
  • musical group: Czech Philharmonic

Album

Gabriela Beňačková, Peter Dvorský, Richard Novák, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdeněk Košler

Smetana: The Bartered Bride. Opera in 3 Acts

Catalogue Number: SU 3707-2
Published: 13th January 2003
Genre: Opera
Format: 2 CD
This album has received following awards:
  • Deutschen Schallplattenpreis (1983)
For Czech audiences, arias from The Bartered Bride, this jewel of Czech classical opera production from the pen of Bedřich Smetana, represent truly popular, indeed timeless tunes. Supraphon is now launching this famous comic opera back onto the market, in a version featuring star performances of international stars Gabriela Beňačková as Mařenka, Peter Dvorský as Jeník, and Richard Novák as Kecal. Playing on an equally brilliant form here was the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zdeněk Košler, backed by the vocal forces of the Prague Philharmonic Choir. Simultaneously with the complete opera set (2CDs), Supraphon is releasing a separate disc featuring highlights from the opera.

Slogan: The Bartered Bride: Czech opera jewel with a cast of world-famous soloists.

CD 1

Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. Comic opera in Three Acts
1.
Overture 06:34
2.
Act 1, Scene 1 "Let us rejoice, let's be merry" 08:07
3.
Act 1, Scene 2 Recitativo "It will then happen like I have been told!" 01:23
4.
Act 1, Scene 2 Aria "Should I ever happen to learn something like that about you" 03:52
5.
Act 1, Scene 2 Recitativo "It's only true that your past life seems to be veiled in a sort of mystery" 00:46
6.
Act 1, Scene 2 Duetto "While a mother's love means blessing, painful is a stepmother's hate ..." 06:05
7.
Act 1, Scene 3 "As I'm saying, my dear fellow ..." 05:05
8.
Act 1, Scene 3 Recitativo "Of course, I know Tobiáš Mícha since my childhood" 00:48
9.
Act 1, Scene 3 Terzetto "He's well brought up and decent ..." 03:47
10.
Act 1, Scene 4 Quartetto "Here she's coming!" 04:49
11.
Act 1, Scene 4 Recitativo "Jeník will not give in ..." 01:44
12.
Act 1, Scene 5 Finale - Polka and Chorus "Come on, girl, let's be merry ..." 04:30
13.
Act 2, Scene 1 "Beer's no doubt a gift from heaven ..." 05:33
14.
Act 2, Scene 1 - Furiant 02:12
15.
Act 2, Scene 2 "My-my-my mother dear sa-sa-said to me..." 02:19
16.
Act 2, Scene 3 Recitativo "You are surely Mařenka Krušinová's bridegroom?" 01:18
17.
Act 2, Scene 3 Duetto "I know a maiden fair whose love for you is boundless ..." 05:56

CD 2

Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. Comic opera in Three Acts
1.
Act 2, Scene 4 Recitativo "As I say, she's lovely, sweet and also rich ..." 00:35
2.
Act 2, Scene 4 Duetto "Now then, my dear man ..." 07:52
3.
Act 2, Scene 4 Recitativo "And if you renounce Mařenka I shall also pay you something" 03:09
4.
Act 2, Scene 5 " When you find out for whom you have bought a bride. you will sadly return home" 03:37
5.
Act 2, Scene 6 Finale "Come inside, people ..." 04:09
6.
Act 3, Scene 1 "I...I can't get it off my,my mind" 04:01
7.
Act 3, Scene 2 March of the comedians. Recitativo "We announce to the public ..." 01:49
8.
Act 3, Scene 2 - Skočná. Dance of the Comedians 05:55
9.
Act 3, Scene 2 Recitativo "Oh, oh, oh, oh, that will be lovely ..." 04:07
10.
Act 3, Scene 3 Duetto "We shall make a graceful little bear of you ..." 01:36
11.
Act 3, Scene 4 Recitativo "Oh, dear me, dear me !" 01:01
12.
Act 3, Scene 4 Quartetto "What? He doesn't want her?" 02:39
13.
Act 3, Scene 4 "No, no, I don't believe ..." 04:53
14.
Act 3, Scene 5 "Tell...tell me what you want?" 01:05
15.
Act 3, Scene 5 Sextetto "Make up your mind, Mařenka, take your time ..." 03:16
16.
Act 3, Scene 6 "Oh, what a grief!" 06:28
17.
Act 3, Scene 7 "Mařenka mine - Are you really so stubborn, dear ..." 04:08
18.
Act 3, Scene 8 Recitativo "Well, so you are still here, my young man?" 01:08
19.
Act 3, Scene 8 Terzetto "Calm down, calm down, dear, calm down" 03:29
20.
Act 3, Scene 9 Finale " What have you decided, Mařenka?" 04:28
21.
Act 3, Scene 10 "Save yourselves! The bear has got loose!" 00:16
22.
Act 3, Scene 10 - Recitativo "D..D..Don't be afraid!" 00:35
23.
Act 3, Scene 10 "Remember, neighbour!" 02:10