Music for Wigglers

3-2-16 Smetana

Bedrich Smetana wrote The Bartered Bride back in 1870 or so, and that did big things for Czech opera. We are glad he took the trouble.

The story of this opera is fuzzy to Rhinos, but the folk-fervor of the music is tremendous. Makes Us want to wiggle.

Wiggling is always good, and keeps Us fit for our daily assignments, whatever they turn out to be.

2 thoughts on “Music for Wigglers

  1. Smetana was born on March 2, 1824, which is why We are saluting him today. This is for you who understand how the calendar works, which many of Us don’t find riveting.

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  2. “The Bartered Bride” was the first opera I ever sang in, when I was in undergraduate school at SDSU. The thing I remember best about it is that when it came time to stage the carnival that takes place as part of the plot, the director asked the cast, “Does anyone have any carnival skills?” “I can juggle,” one chorus member called out. “I can eat fire,” said another. Ah, the 70’s!

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