Opera Southwest to Present ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ & ‘Doctor Atomic Symphony’

Opera Southwest is set to present a double bill of Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” with the “Doctor Atomic Symphony” just in time for Halloween. First on the bill, “Bluebeard’s Castle,” stars Justin Hopkins as Duke Bluebeard and Andrea Hillthe as Judith. Senior set artists from Meow Wolf, Lance Ryan McGoldrick and David Cudney have woven traditional themes, colors, and modern technology {…}

Gerald Finley Takes on Title Role in ‘Bluebeard’s Castle” at Against the Grain Theatre

Photo credit: Theatre of Sound Gerald Finley will perform the title role of Bluebeard in Against the Grain Theatre’s upcoming performance of Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.” Mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant will join Finley as Judith. They will present the modern retelling which the Theatre of Sound first produced. This version depicts the love between a long-married couple and their struggles with the {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Luca Salsi, Lisette Oropesa, Elena Stikhina, Asmik Grigorian Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Anne Zeuner) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2022 season, featuring eight operas, concerts, and international opera stars. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works only. Operas  The season opens with Romeo Castellucci’s production of Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.” The opera stars Mika Kares and Aušrinė Stundytė in the lead roles, alongside soprano {…}

Q & A: Gerald Finley & Susan Bullock on Theatre of Sound’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

(Credit: Sim Canetty Clarke/ Christina Raphaelle) Gerald Finley and Susan Bullock are two world-class artists who have performed at all the major opera stages the world over. Collectively, they have appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Canadian Opera Company, Carnegie Hall, Opera North, La Scala, Sydney Opera, La Monnaie, {…}