In a small Bohemian village, the fair maiden Mařenka is enamored with her sweetheart, Jeník. The problem? Her parents have brokered a marriage for her with the bumbling, stuttering son of a rich farmer to whom Mařenka’s father owes a debt. Appalled at the thought of having to be parted, Mařenka and Jeník use their wits (and a very convenient secret that Jeník has been harboring) to outsmart the conniving marriage broker, and true love triumphs. Rich with humor, wit, and soaring Czech folk sonorities, The Bartered Bride is Bedřich Smetana’s most widely-known and beloved opera.
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters