Vendulka (Pumeza Matshikiza) and Lucas (Peter Berger) are pledged to be married — but their quick tempers may put their love in jeopardy. Clive Barda/Wexford Opera Festival hide caption

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The Kiss

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Conductor Charles Mackerras, photographed in 1974, will be remembered for rebuilding the reputation of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Getty Images hide caption

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Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8 [Act 1. Vís, co mi napadlo?]

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Pavla Vykopalova (right) and Pavel Cernoch play the lovers Marenka and Jenik in Smetana’s Bartered Bride, from the Prague National Opera. Hana Smejkalova hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To 'The Bartered Bride'

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Paris Opera on World of Opera -- 'The Bartered Bride'

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Teen Singers Shine in Houston

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Young Musicians Show Versatility in Vermont

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