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During the course of the 20th century Smetana's The Bartered Bride had numerous complete recordings which documented the interpretational mastery of the artists associated with Prague's National Theatre. Supraphon is now releasing the first-ever CD of this underrated recording of the production conducted by Jaroslav Vogel, which for a long time - primarily in the shadow of Zdeněk Chalabala's and Zdeněk Košler's celebrated albums - has awaited rediscovery. The twenty-five-year-old Ivo Žídek (Jeník) and the twenty years older Oldřich Kovář (Vašek) appear here in their pivotal roles. You can also look forward to savouring the stellar performances of Milada Musilová (Mařenka), Karel Kalaš (Kecal) and other singers.