opera by Bela Bartok
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.
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...
Musical Director Titus Engel
Stage Director, light design Andriy Zholdak
Set design Daniel Zholdak
Costume design Simon Machabeli
Dramaturgy Georges Banu
Bluebeard Karoly Szemeredy
Judith Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Judith Victoria Karkacheva
Orchestre de Lyon
link for video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcvu1WvZKto
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Premier 12 March 2021