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Marin Alsop © Grant-Leighton

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Shaham / Finley / Alsop

»Bartók: Herzog Blaubarts Burg«

Friday 29 April 2022
Großer Saal



ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Rinat Shaham, Judith

Gerald Finley, Herzog Blaubart

Stefanie Elias, Sprecherin

Georg Zlabinger, Regie

Marin Alsop, Dirigentin


Judit Varga

Around a Roundabout (2020) (UA)
Kompositionsauftrag des ORF Radio-Symphonieorchesters Wien

Sir James MacMillan

The confession of Isobel Gowdie (1990)


Béla Bartók

A kékszakállú herceg vára »Herzog Blaubarts Burg«. Oper in einem Akt op. 11 (Libretto: Béla Balázs) (1911)
Halbszenische Aufführung in ungarischer Sprache (Einspielung des Prologs in deutscher Übersetzung)


Gemeinsam veranstaltet mit RSO Wien
Medienpartner Ö1 Club

Subscription series VokalKlang
RSO Wien


Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

Bluebeard’s Castle

A gloomy castle wall, the notorious landlord Bluebeard alone with his new bride. But don't worry: this is not a matter of life and death - it's about love. At the beginning, according to the libretto, there is nothing more to be seen than the gloomy, cavernous interior of a castle wall; no furniture, no windows, only seven locked doors. Even without a stage set, the bleak desolation of the scenery cannot be ignored. Bartók's ambitious score inventively creates a tonal mirror image of the scenic multicoloredness to these images, and incidentally ensures that a concert performance leaves nothing to be desired in terms of plasticity. Throughout the colorful variety, a (blood-)red thread runs through the question of how unreservedly a love between two people can be and thereby abandon all secrets and niches of retreat.

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