A bartered bride? Does that wet your appetite?
Well “The Bartered Bride” is the opera being performed this weekend at Oberlin College. It is a comic opera in three acts and was written by Bedřich Smetana, and is set in a small Czech town where a rich peasant couple (can you really be rich and a peasant at the same time?)has bequeathed their daughter to an extreme and elegantly dressed guy who is really stuck on himself. Now Marzenka, the daughter, is really in love with Jenik so Jenik sets out to prove his love for Marzenka and what transpires is some clever tricks and lots of miscommunication. There are traditional folk dances, authentic costumes, opera music with with a libretto by Karel Sabina, and a message of true love winning out above all odds.
Performance times are as follows:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2010, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are $12.00 for the Public, $8.00 for Seniors/OC Staff & Faculty, and $5.00 for Students. All performances are at Hall Auditorium.
So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Opera.
And if you are already booked with us this weekend, you might really enjoy seeing a really great Oberlin College opera.