What lies behind the mysterious doors of Duke Bluebeard's magnificent but dimly lit castle? Eaten up with curiosity, Judith persuades her sorrowing husband to give her the keys only to discover a torture chamber, an armoury, a glowing jewel house, a garden of flowers, a cloud-clapped kingdom, a brimming lake of tears...and behind the last?


Music: Bartok
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Archive listings for Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Work type: Opera or Operetta. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Duke Bluebeard's Castle


Semi staged performance with video projections.Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Director Nick Hillel. Performer Yefim Bronfman (piano). Performer John Tomlinson (Sir - Bluebeard). Performer Michelle De Young (Judith).
3 Nov 11Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L2007730227


Running time: 2hrs 15minsProducer English National Opera. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director Daniel Kramer. Design Giles Cadle. Lighting Peter Mumford. Performer Clive Bayley (Duke Bluebeard). Performer Michaela Martens (Judith).
6 Nov 09 to 28 Nov 09London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L1443518037


Sung in German/Hungarian with English and Welsh surtitles.Company Welsh National Opera. Company Diversions Dance Company. Director Willy Decker. Director Martin Gregor Luetje (revival). Costume Paul Shriek. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Lighting David Finn. Choreographer Roy Campbell-Moore. Musical Director Carlo Rizzo. Conductor Carlo Rizzo. Performer Jenny White. Performer Marie McLaughlin. Performer Andrea Silverstrelli. Performer Sara Fulgoni. Performer Mark Wilde. Performer Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks. Performer Owen Webb. Performer David Soar.
25 May 07 to 2 Jun 07Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L603557880


Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Kirill Petrenko. Director Willy Decker. Design John Macfarlane. Lighting David Finn. Performer Albert Dohmen (Duke Bluebeard). Performer Petra Lang (Judith - May 26/30/Jun 2/10/12). Performer Christine Rice (Judith - Jun 15/17).
26 May 06 to 17 Jun 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0579808759


Semi StagedCompany Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Giles Havergal. Performer John Tomlinson (Bluebeard). Performer Sally Burgess (Judith).
24 Jun 05The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L471573079
11 Jun 05Symphony Hall, Birmingham :: V148
listing details L01173698940
7 Jun 05The Sage, Gateshead :: V1744216401
listing details L682335270
3 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L758129464
1 Jun 05Bridgewater Hall, Manchester :: V1208
listing details L018767750
27 May 05 to 28 May 05Town Hall, Leeds :: V0838583178
listing details L63575777


Sung in Hungarian with English supertitles. Running time one hour.Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Director Andre Engel. Other Dominique Mueller (dramaturge). Design Nicky Rieti. Costume Chantal del la Coste-Messeliere. Lighting Andre Diot. Performer Bill Paterson (voice of Bill Paterson - Prologue). Performer Michele Kalmandi (Duke Bluebeard). Performer Michelle DeYoung (Judith).
8 Oct 04 to 16 Oct 04Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L01380282957


Sung in Hungarian with English surtitles. Running time 1 hour. New Production. Sponsored (2002) by The Friends of Covent Garden. There will be a Radio 3 live broadcast on Tuesday 5 March 2002.Company Royal Opera. Conductor Lothar Zagrosek. Director Willy Decker. Design John F Macfarlane. Lighting David Finn. Performer Willard W White (Duke Bluebeard). Performer Katarina Dalayman (Judith).
27 Feb 02 to 11 Mar 02Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01689340024

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