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Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (CD) - Kertesz, Berry, Ludwig

Item# 028946637722


Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (CD) - Kertesz, Berry, Ludwig
Composer: Béla Bartók
Release Date: September 14, 1999
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Artists:
Walter Berry
Christa Ludwig
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Label: Decca

Istvan Kertesz passionately conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in this production of Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle starring Christa Ludwig as Judith, and Walter Berry as Bluebeard.
 

Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Bartók’s only opera, first seen in 1918 in Budapest, is a psychologically charged thriller based on the fairy tale of Bluebeard, a sinister character with a dark secret. Best known from Charles Perrault’s Tales of Mother Goose, the story has been adapted many times in different genres, by artists ranging from the Brothers Grimm to Jacques Offenbach. Bluebeard’s Castle is performed at the Met in 2014–15 as a double bill with Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.

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