IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE
Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings Tchaikovsky's Iolanta in a thrilling new double bill with Bluebeard's Castle by Bartók
Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Trelinski makes his highly anticipated Met debut with an exciting new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, which brings together two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky’s lyrical fairy tale Iolanta, about the psychological awakening of a blind princess, and Bartók’s harrowing Bluebeard’s Castle, in which newlywed Judith must open seven locked doors to discover the full depths of her husband’s dark secrets. Valery Gergiev conducts the double bill. Anna Netrebko stars as the title character in Iolanta, with Piotr Beczala and Aleksei Markov as Vaudémont and Robert, two rivals for her love. Nadja Michael sings the central role of Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, with Mikhail Petrenko as her mysterious and menacing new husband.