Bluebeard’s Castle

BARBER - BARTÓK

A new bride, a gloomy castle, seven doors. To bring in light, Judith—that is her name—has the doors opened one by one, revealing the secrets of Duke Bluebeard and discovering her own terrible fate. In Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle, performed in a concert version under Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Michèle Losier and John Relyea, the orchestra re-creates this voyage deep into Bluebeard’s psyche. Also on the program are Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings and Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by soloist in residence Kerson Leong.

 

Presented as part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Kerson Leong

Michèle Losier

John Relyea

1

March
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

violin – soloist in residence

Kerson Leong

mezzo-soprano

Michèle Losier

bass

John Relyea

Works

BARBER

Adagio for Strings

BARTÓK

Violin Concerto No. 1

BARTÓK

Bluebeard’s Castle