Notes & Reviews:
A modern version of the old European folk-tale about the cruel, blue-bearded prince and his many disappearing wives, Bartok's opera 'Bluebeard's Castle' is a metaphor for the impossibility of complete love between a man and a woman. A vast orchestra, one of Bartok's largest, supports the vocal lines, moving deftly from moments of chamber-music-like delicacy to massive thunderheads of sound that underline the characters' inner agony.
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Works DetailsBéla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
- Performers: Andrea Meláth (Mezzo Soprano); Gustáv Belácek (Bass)
- Conductor: Marin Alsop
- Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, England (05/17/2007-05/18/2007)
- Running Time: 29 min. 7 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1911