Opera In English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras
Grammy Award Nominee 2006 'Best Opera Recording' Following the internationally applauded recording of 'The Magic Flute', which was an 'Editor's Choice' in Gramophone, Sir Charles Mackerras returns to conduct Smetana's 'The Bartered Bride'. This is Mackerras' eighth recording on the Opera in English label, and marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between Chandos and the Peter Moores Foundation. Susan Gritton and Diana Montague head a remarkable cast. This is the only complete recording of the work available in English on CD.
Catalog Number: CHAN 3128(2)
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Performer: Diana Montague, Geoffrey Moses, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Neal Davies, Paul Charles Clarke, Peter Rose, Robin Leggate, Susan Gritton, Timothy Robinson, Yvette Bonner, Yvonne Howard