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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.

Composer
Béla Bartók, Peter Tchaikovsky
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Valery Gergiev
Singers
Mikhail Petrenko, Nadja Michael, Alexey Markov, Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko
Production
Mariusz Trelinski
TV Director
Gary Halvorson
Year
2015
Duration
02:53:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera