Michael Mayes & Susan Bullock Headline The Atlanta Opera’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

By David Salazar

The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries Series is set to kick off the 2022-23 Season with Bela Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” on October 7- 9.

The opera, which will be presented in association with Atlanta State University School of Music from Kennesaw, will star Michael Mayes and Susan Bullock. It will be directed by Daisy Evans and conducted by Stephen Higgins.

“We’ve been excited about this adaptation of Bluebeard’s Castle since its UK debut,” said Artistic and General Director Tomer Zvulun in an official press release. “It’s a production that fits in with the spirit of the Discoveries series, thanks to partnership with the State University”.

This production has a running time of approximately 60 minutes, with Evans providing an English-language translation of the libretto originally written by Bela Balázs. Sets and costumes will be by Adrian Linford.