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Duke Bluebeard’s Castle / Erwartung

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Two one-act operas which share the theme of unravelling a psychological mystery. Read More >

Two one-act operas which share the theme of unravelling a psychological mystery.

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Bartók’s only opera, follows Judith as she struggles to bring light to her new husband’s dark castle. Sung in Hungarian with English surtitles.

Schoenberg’s monodrama Erwartung ponders why a woman is wandering alone in the forest at night. sung in German with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/05/2006

Closing Night: 17/06/2006

Running time: 2h5

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Cast & Creative


Bluebeard: Albert Dohmen, Petra Lang (26, 30 May, 2, 10, 12 June)/Christine Rice (15, 17 June); Erwartung: Angela Denoke


Director - Willy Decker

Designer - John F Macfarlane

Conductor - Kirill Petrenko

Lighting Designer - David Finn

Lyrics By - Bluebeard: Libretto by Balázs after a fairytale by Perrault; Erwartung: Libretto by Marie Pappenheim

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