Meet Smetana's charming 'Bartered Bride'

Czech comic opera composer was married to melodies

Critical Eye

March 18, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic

When it comes to comic opera, you can't go wrong with a story about rustic life, as even Lucy Ricardo proved in an I Love Lucy episode with her immortal, if rudely shortened, creation The Pleasant Peasant.

THE BARTERED BRIDE / / Performances Saturday; March 28, 30 and April 1 / / Lyric Opera House / / 410-727-6000 or baltimoreopera.org

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