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First Nights from Hell

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 November 2011

Smetana set about trying to create an operatic style which was recognisably Czech - not an easy task, even without the politics and professional jealousies which usually.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Bedrich Smetana The Brandenburgers in Bohemia - opera in 3 acts B.124

    Conductor: Robert STANKOVSKY Performer: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

    Marco Polo, 8223326

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    Bedrich Smetana The Brandenburgers in Bohemia - opera in 3 acts B.124

    Conductor: Gianandrea NOSEDA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    Chandos, CHAN10518

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    Bedrich Smetana The Bartered bride - opera B.131 vers. original in 2 acts

    Conductor: Zdenek KOSLER Performer: Gabriela Benackova-capova - Main Artist Performer: Peter DVORSKY - Tenor Performer: Czech Philharmonic Chorus Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    SUPRAPHON, 103511 2

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    Bedrich Smetana The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts

    Conductor: Charles MACKERRAS Performer: Kit HESKETH-HARVEY - Presenter (Indian) Performer: Robin LEGGATE - Tenor (Ringmaster) Performer: Timothy ROBINSON - Tenor (Va�ek) Performer: Yvette BONNER - Soprano (Esmeralda) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    chandos, CHAN31282

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    Bedrich Smetana Dalibor - opera in 3 acts B.144 vers. revised [1870]

    Conductor: Gianandrea NOSEDA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    Chandos, CHAN10518

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    Bedrich Smetana Libuse - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Zdenek KOSLER Performer: Prague National Theatre Orchestra

    SUPRAPHON, 11-1276

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    Bedrich Smetana The Two widows [Dve velovy] - comic opera in 2 acts vers. definitive

    Conductor: Frantisek JILEK Performer: Jiri ZAHRADNICEK - Tenor (Ladislav) Performer: Marcela MACHOTKOVA - Soprano (Anezka) Performer: Prague National Theatre Orchestra

    SUPRAPHON, SU-21222

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