Bartered Bride, The

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Bartered Bride, The (Prodaná Nevěstá; Ger. Die verkaufte Braut). Opera in 3 acts by Smetana to lib. by Karel Sabina. Prod. Prague 1866; Chicago 1893 (amateur); London 1895; NY Met 1909. 1st version was in 2 acts, with ov. and 20 nos. (1863–6), rev. with ballet added 1866; further rev. 1869, and 1869–70; 3 acts, with additions, 1870; fifth and final vers., with recitatives replacing spoken dialogue, 1870.