Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1911, rev. 1912/18)
Opera in one act
Libretto by Béla Balász; English version by Chester Kallman (H,E,G)
S,B, 3mimes, speaker (optional) 4(III,IV=picc).2.corA.3(III=bcl).4(IV=dbn)-184.108.40.206-timp.perc(2):BD/ small dr/tam-t/cyms/susp.cym/xyl/tgl-2harp-cel-org-strings On-stage: 4tpt.4trbn
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Director: Egisto Tango
Compañía: Royal Hungarian Opera
Nota del repertorio
Often now well paired with Schoenberg’s Erwartung or Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Bartók’s opera was originally performed as a companion work to his ballet, The Wooden Prince. His librettist, Béla Balázs, wanted “to depict a modern soul in the primary colours of folksong”. The partnership worked better here, dramatically and musically, than in their balletic collaboration a few years later. As the opera lasts for under one hour, involves only two singing voices, and is a psychological drama, concert performances are also highly effective.
Note by Malcolm Gillies
László Polgár, Jessye Norman, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Deutsche Grammophon 447 040-2