$25 - ‘Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle’


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Mariusz Treliński’s haunting production of the pairing of Tchaikovsky’s and Bartók’s one-act operas makes its first return to the stage since its Met premiere in the 2014–15 season. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva—following her triumphant 2017–18 performances as Tosca—is the blind princess, Iolanta, who discovers love for the first time, opposite tenor Matthew Polenzani as the dashing knight Vaudémont. In Bartók’s chilling Bluebeard’s Castle, baritone Gerald Finley is the menacing Bluebeard, and soprano Angela Denoke is his initially unsuspecting new wife. Henrik Nánási conducts.


Iolanta is blind. She lives a secluded life and is treated like a doll. A long time ago her father, King René, hid her from the world and placed her in the care of simple people, Martha and Bertrand. His greatest concern is for his daughter never to find out she is blind. He also doesn’t want the news of Iolanta’s blindness to reach Robert, her future husband. Iolanta is convinced that eyes are only for crying.


Judith has come to live with Bluebeard, having left her family home and her peaceful, ordered existence. Bluebeard’s secret mesmerizes her—she knows the terrifying rumors, she fears she may be on a road of no return, yet she decides to enter his home. The door closes. Judith confesses her love for Bluebeard, believing that it will change him and light up his gloomy home.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) enjoyed tremendous fame during his lifetime as a composer of symphonic music and ballets. Today, his operas have also achieved a steadily growing popularity, both in Russia and around the world. Béla Bartók (1881–1945) was a Hungarian composer and an important pioneer in the field of ethnomusicology. During the first decades of his life, he was better known for his work in collecting and analyzing folk music than for his own compositions.


Starts:  January 24th 2019
Ends: February 14th 2019

Plays on
Jan 24th, 28th
Feb 1st, 4th, 9th, 14th


Approximately 3 hours and 22 mins


Metropolitan Opera 
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

More information https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-season/iolantabluebeards-castle/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgf3gBRDtARIsABgdL3kaGY0ZxOG3NOgr7Y-6fQOu8jFCeCLlQppbHl-u2R6OqZXozVwUjiMaAkMUEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds