In Prague, Bedřich Smetana's opera "The Bartered Bride" has its first performance
Bedřich Smetana's second opera The Bartered Bride had its premier in the Provisional Theater in Prague with the composer conducting. It had a moderate early success but became very popular and influential in his native Bohemia, especially after Smetana revised it into the version performed today. Smetana wrote eight operas in all and became the musical spirit of Czech national feeling. (By John Osborne)
Charles Osborne, The Opera Lover's Companion (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004), 405-406.