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Jan. 22 2019

02/09/19 – Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle – 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera

Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY / BÉLA BARTÓK

  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 22 MINS, 1 intermissions
  • SUNG IN RUSSIAN
  • photo credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera

Mariusz Treliński’s haunting production of the pairing of Tchaikovsky’s and Bartók’s one-act operas makes its first return to the stage since its Met premiere in the 2014–15 season. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva—following her triumphant 2017–18 performances as Tosca—is the blind princess, Iolanta, who discovers love for the first time, opposite tenor Matthew Polenzani as the dashing knight Vaudémont. In Bartók’s chilling Bluebeard’s Castle, baritone Gerald Finley is the menacing Bluebeard, and soprano Angela Denoke is his initially unsuspecting new wife. Henrik Nánási conducts.

You can download performance programs, read the opera synopsis and watch performance videos at: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/

CAST

Headshot of Henrik Nánási

CONDUCTOR

Henrik Nánási

Headshot of Sonya Yoncheva

IOLANTA

Sonya Yoncheva

Headshot of Matthew Polenzani

COUNT GOTTFRIED VAUDÉMONT

Matthew Polenzani

Headshot of Alexey Markov

ROBERT

Alexey Markov

Headshot of Elchin Azizov

IBN-HAKIA

Elchin Azizov

Headshot of Vitalij Kowaljow

RENÉ

Vitalij Kowaljow

Headshot of Angela Denoke

JUDITH

Angela Denoke

Headshot of Gerald Finley

BLUEBEARD

Gerald Finley

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