Smetana, Bedřich (opera)
- John Tyrrell
(b Litomyšl, March 2, 1824; d Prague, May 12, 1884). Czech composer. Smetana was the most important of the new generation of Czech opera composers writing from the 1860s. His eight operas established a canon of Czech operas to serve as models for Czech nationalist opera and have remained in the Czech repertory ever since. His comic opera ...