Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Béla Bartók

Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Sz. 48, Op. 11, BB62 • “A kéksz. akállú Herceg Vára”

About this work...

The year 1911 was, from one perspective, exactly the wrong time for a young, albeit respected, composer to be making his initial foray into opera. As Bartók labored on his first and only essay in the genre, he must have been aware that entertainment-seeking European audiences were then enjoying the efforts of a formida... read more