Tomáš Netopil will conduct Smetana’s The Bartered Bride at Dresden Semperoper. The production, directed by Mariame Clément, opens on Friday, 8 March, 2019, and runs through May. Smetana’s merry opera, brimming with humour and colourful choral singing, is the timeless tale of young lovers Marie (soprano Hrachuhí Bassénz) and Hans (tenor Pavol Breslik) who must battle their families, neighbours and a scheming marriage broker to ensure that their true love will prevail.

This engagement follows Netopil’s recent success conducting Idomeneo at Vienna Staastoper in February 2019, as well as Jenůfa directed by Katie Mitchell for Dutch National Opera last autumn. Amongst his numerous other appearances on the operatic stage, Tomáš Netopil’s Der Freischütz for Vienna Staastoper last season was particularly well-received.

Tomáš Netopil’s other forthcoming operatic engagements this season include Der Freischütz, Salome, Così fan tutte, and Rusalka at Aalto Theatre where he is currently the General Music Director, a position which he has held since 2013/14.

Tomáš Netopil and Dresden Semperoper’s performances of The Bartered Bride will take place on 8, 13, 16, 22, 25 March, 25, 28, 29 April, and 2 May. Click here for full details and to purchase tickets.