Opera North - The Bartered Bride Reviews
21 April 2021
Brenden Gunnell (Jeník), Kate Valentine (Mařenka)
Kate Valentine (Mařenka), Brenden Gunnell (Jeník), Chorus
Peter Bodenham (Circus Master), Jennifer France (Esmeralda), Circus Performers
Brenden Gunnell (Jeník), Kate Valentine (Mařenka), Chorus
Kate Valentine (Mařenka)

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The Bartered Bride

Opera North


No. of reviews: 10

Overall Opera North’s versatile cast make this an impressive revival of Smetana’s work
11 Dec 14 / The Skinny
This was overwhelmingly an ensemble success
27 Nov 14 / Nottingham Post
This opera is a colourful and humorous watch
27 Nov 14 / Impact
Excellent performances from Valentine and Cresswell in The Bartered Bride
22 Nov 14 / Seen and Heard
Good performances abound in The Bartered Bride
13 Nov 14 / The Journal
Opera North's sunny and life-affirming Bartered Bride
1 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Smetana's rich comic opera cunningly updated to 1960s Czechoslovakia by Opera North
27 Oct 14 / What's on Stage
Groan-inducing rhymes are becoming a feature of Opera North’s autumn season
27 Oct 14 / The Arts Desk
A hugely entertaining revival
21 Oct 14 / Opera Britannia
Luxurious cast enlivens communist setting
20 Oct 14 / The Guardian
Production details
Cast
Savidge, Taylor, Valentine, Richardson, Kimm, Watts, Gunnell, Creswell, Bodenham, France
(c) Kraus/Holmes (d) Slater
Performance dates
18, 25, 29, 31 October, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 November 2014 (various locations)
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