The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta, The Sold Bride) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The work is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863–66, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866 in a two-act format with spoken dialogue.

Original Name Prodaná nevěsta
Librettist Karel Sabina
Date of composition 1866 (1863–1866. Revised and extended between 1866 and 1870.)
Premiered 1866, May 30th in Prague, Czech Republic
Type Dramma Giocoso
Approx. duration 130 minutes
Spoken language Czech
Instruments Orchestra
Voice (Baritone) - Krušina, a peasant
Voice (Tenor) - Ludmila, Krušina's wife
Voice (Soprano) - Mařenka, Krušina's daughter
Voice (Bass) - Mícha, a landowner
Voice (Mezzo-Soprano) - Háta, Mícha's wife
Voice (Tenor) - Vašek, Mícha's son
Voice (Tenor) - Jeník, Mícha's son by a former marriage
Voice (Bass) - Kecal, a marriage broker
Voice (Tenor) - Principál komediantů, Ringmaster
Voice (Bass) - Indián, an Indian comedian
Voice (Soprano) - Esmeralda, dancer and comedienne
Autotranslations beta Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride