Bluebeard's Castle

opera by Bela Bartok 

Opera de Lyon, France


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Bartók adapted the famous Perrault story into Hungarian for his one and only opera. A piece of infinite musicality which rewrites operatic convention and is part of the genre’s move towards modernism.

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Synopsis

Judith, Bluebeard’s fourth wife, discovers a huge dark room in her castle, with a sad and mysterious atmosphere, surrounded by seven closed doors. Bluebeard finally gives her permission to open the first six to let in a little light. The seventh, however, is strictly forbidden to her. But Judith braves the ban, to her misfortune...

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Cast

Musical Director                                Titus Engel

Stage Director, light design                 Andriy Zholdak

Set design                                         Daniel Zholdak

Costume design                                 Simon Machabeli

Dramaturgy                                       Georges Banu

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Cast

Bluebeard              Karoly Szemeredy

Judith                    Eve-Maud Hubeaux

Judith                    Victoria Karkacheva

Orchestre de Lyon

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link for video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcvu1WvZKto

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2021

 

Premier 12 March 2021


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