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Bluebeard’s Castle (CD) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Item# 4022143956262

Bluebeard’s Castle (CD) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Composer: Béla Bartók
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Irmgard Seefried
Orchestra: Swiss Festival Orchestra
Label: Naxos

This live recording of conductor Rafael Kubelík’s memorable concert performance of Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle at the 1962 Lucerne Festival features soloists Irmgard Seefried and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

“Lucerne has managed to secure the best, the ideal interpreters for these roles… Both singers admirably and thrillingly sustained the emotional high tension, intensifying it more and more.” - Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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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