The Bartered Bride discography

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This list is a discography of The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta; German: Die verkaufte Braut) by Bedřich Smetana. The opera was first performed, in its original two-act format, at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866. After substantial revisions it was premiered in its extended three-act form at the Provisional Theatre on 25 September 1870.

The first complete recording of the opera was issued in 1933. Numerous recordings have since been made, in the original Czech language, in German and in English. The list includes both studio recordings and live performances, but not excerpts or highlights. "Year" refers to the year of the original recording; in the case of reissues, the Label and Catalogue No. generally relate to the most recent CD version. Unless stated otherwise, the language is Czech.

Audio[edit]

Year Cast
Mařenka,
Jeník,
Vašek,
Kecal
Conductor,
Opera house/Orchestra
Label
1933 Ada Nordenová,
Vladimír Tomš,
Jaroslav Gleich,
Emil Pollert
Otakar Ostrčil,
Prague National Theatre
(First complete recording of the opera)
His Master's Voice (re-released on Naxos),
Cat. No. 8.110098-99
1937 Hilda Burke,
Mario Chamlee,
George Rasely,
Louis d'Angelo
Wilfrid Pelletier,
Metropolitan Opera
(Performed in English)
Bensar,
Cat. No.OL 5837
1939 Hilde Konetzni,
Richard Tauber,
Heinrich Tessmer,
Fritz Krenn
Thomas Beecham,
Royal Opera House
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Performed in German)
Urania,
Cat. No.URN22286
1947 Ludmila Červinková,
Beno Blachut,
Rudolf Vonásek,
Karel Kalaš,
Karel Ančerl,
Prague RSO
Prague Radio Chorus
Opera d'Oro,
Cat. No. OPD1354
1949 Elisabeta Shumilova,
Georgi Nelepp,
Anatole Orfenov,
Nicolai Shchelgolkov
Kiril Kondrashin,
Bolshoi Theatre
(Performed in Russian)
Concert Hall,
Cat. No. CHS1318 (LPs)
1951 Traute Richter,
Sebastian Hauser,
Ralf Peters,
Kurt Böhme
Hans Lenzer,
Städische Oper Berlin
(Performed in German)
VOX OPX,
Cat. No.148/1-2 (LPs)
1952 Milada Musilová (oc),
Ivo Žídek,
Oldřich Kovář,
Karel Kalaš,
Jaroslav Vogel,
Prague National Theatre
Supraphon,
Cat. No. SU 3980-2
1953 Elfride Trötschel,
Richard Hol,
Willi Hofmann,
Georg Stern
Karl Elmendorff,
Orchestra und Chor des Hessichen Rundfunks
(Performed in German)
Cantus Classics,
Cat. No. 500675
1954 Elfride Trötschel,
Kurt Wolinsky,
Willy Müller,
Heinz Rehfuss
Walter Goehr,
Frankfurter Opernhaus
(Performed in German)
Gala,
Cat. No. GL100810
1955 Erna Berger,
Rudolf Schock,
Hanns-Heinz Nissen,
Gottlob Frick
Wilhelm Schüchter,
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie,
Chor des Landestheater Hannover
(Performed in German)
EMI,
5 74270 2 9 (reissued 2001)
1956 Vilma Bukovetz,
Miro Banjnik,
Janec Lipushek,
Latko Koroshetz
Dimitri Gebré,
Slovenian National Opera
Philips,
Cat. No. ABL3179-81 (LPs)
1959 Drahomira Tikalová,
Ivo Žídek,
Oldřich Kovář,
Eduard Haken,
Zdeněk Chalabala,
Prague National Theatre
Supraphon,
Cat. No. SU0040-2612
1962 Pilar Lorengar,
Fritz Wunderlich,
Karl-Ernst Mercker,
Gottlob Frick
Rudolf Kempe,
Bamberger Symphoniker
RIAS Kammerchor
(Performed in German)
EMI,
Cat. No. 81872
1962 Anny Schlemm,
Rolf Apeck,
Harald Neukirch,
Theo Adam
Otmer Suitner,
Dresdner Staatsoper
(Performed in German)
Berlin Classics,
Cat. No. 0020402
1975 Teresa Stratas,
René Kollo,
Heinz Zednik,
Walter Berry
Jaroslav Krombholc,
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
(Performed in German)
RCA,
Cat. No. 74321 40576-2
1978 Teresa Stratas,
Nicolai Gedda,
Jon Vickers,
Martti Talvela
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera
(Performed in English)
Bensar,
Cat. No. OL12278
1982 Gabriela Beňačková,
Peter Dvorský,
Miroslav Kopp,
Richard Novák
Zdeněk Košler,
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
and Chorus
Supraphon,
Cat. No. SU3703-2
1999 Oksana Krovytska,
Miroslav Dvorský,
John Cogram,
Jiří Sulženko
Zdeněk Mácal,
Opéra de Nancy
Celestial Audio,
Cat. No. CA003
2004 Susan Gritton,
Paul Charles Clarke,
Timothy Robinson,
Peter Rose
Charles Mackerras,
Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(Performed in English)
Chandos,
Cat. No. CHAN3128
2008 Christiane Oelze,
Aleš Briscein,
Christoph Homberger,
Franz Hawlata,
Jiří Bělohlávek,
L'Opéra National de Paris
Premiere Opera,
Cat. No. CDNO3162-2

Video[edit]

Year Cast:
Mařenka,
Jeník,
Vašek,
Kecal
Conductor,
Opera house/Orchestra
Label
1932 Jarmila Novotná,
Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender,
Paul Kemp,
Otto Wernicke,
Theo Mackeben,
Unknown
(Performed in German)
Bel Canto Society,
VHS: Cat. No. BCS#671
DVD: Triad Productions Corp., 2008 (Max Ophüls film)[1]
1957 Elsie Morison,
Victor Franklin,
Raymond Macdonald,
Keith Nelson,
Clive Douglas,
Victoria Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Singers
(Performed in English)
Premiere Opera,
Cat. No. DVD6241
1978 Teresa Stratas,
Nicolai Gedda,
Jon Vickers,
Martti Talvela
James Levine,
The Metropolitan Opera
(Production by John Dexter;
performed in English)
The Metropolitan Opera
Cat. No. 811357013342[2]
1982 Gabriela Beňačková,
Peter Dvorský,
Miroslav Kapp,
Richard Novák
Zdeněk Košler,
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Supraphon,
Cat. No. DVD SU7011-9
1982 Lucia Popp,
Siegfried Jerusalem,
Heinz Zednik,
Karl Ridderbusch
Ádám Fischer,
Wiener Staatsoper
(Performed in German)
Deutsche Grammophon,
DVD: Cat. No. DG001005109
1998 Soile Isokoski,
Jorma Silvasti,
Ian Bostridge,
Franz Hawlata
Bernard Haitink,
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera,
DVD: Cat. No. DVD438

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The Bartered Bride (film) on imdb.com Retrieved 17 January 2010
  2. ^ 2010 Met DVD of the 21 November 1978 telecast, from the DVD collection "James Levine Celebrating 40 Years at the Met"
Sources
  • "Gramophone Archive". The Gramophone. Retrieved 15 July 2009.  (subscription required)
  • Greenfield, Edward (2003). "Beecham collection - Smetana: The Bartered Bride". ArchivMusic.com. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  • Gruber, Paul (ed.) (1993). The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 0-393-03444-5. 
  • Krombholc, Jaroslav (conductor) (1996). Die verkaufte Braut (CD). Munich: BMG/RCA. 
  • March, Ivan (ed.) (1993). The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Disc. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-046957-5. 
  • "Opera News archive". OperaNewsOnline. Retrieved 15 July 2009.  (subscription required)
  • Roberts, David (ed.) (2005). The Classical Good CD & DVD Guide 2006. London: Haymarket. ISBN 0-86024-972-7.