Our privacy policy was last updated on Friday 25 May 2018View it hereDismiss
Bachtrack logo

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Gábor Bretz © Rosellina Garbo
Palermo

Inevitable solitude in the Ricci/Forte's new diptych at the Teatro Massimo

By , 18 November 2018
****1
Read more
András Palerdi (Bluebeard) and Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Idiomatic Bluebeard's Castle from the Hungarians in New York

By , 01 November 2018
****1
Read more
Joshua Bloom (Bluebeard) and Paula Murrihy (Judith) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Closed doors, but a musically stunning Bluebeard's Castle in Dublin

By , 12 October 2018
****1
Read more
Viktória Vizin and Jordan Shanahan in Senza sangue © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Senza sangue the ideal partner to Bluebeard’s Castle in sensational Hungarian double bill

By , 10 February 2018
*****
Read more
Rinat Shaham (Judith) © Tracey Whitefoot
Manchester

A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

By , 05 January 2018
*****
Read more
Adrienn Miksch (Judith) and Bálint Szabó (Szabo) © Anett Kállay-Tóth
London

Tainted Love: a passionate Hungarian double bill in Hackney

By , 19 September 2017
*****
Read more
Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Ian Douglas
London

Splendour falls on castle walls: authoritative Bartók from the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 23 May 2017
****1
Read more
Karen Cargill (Judith) © Mihaela Bodlovic
Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
***11
Read more
Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
****1
Read more
Angela Denoke (Nina) and Sergei Leiferkus (Tito) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Eötvös' Senza Sangue: at last, a real partner for Bluebeard's Castle

By , 06 November 2016
*****
Read more
Ildikó Komlósi, Charles Dutoit, Matthias Goerne and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

The Odd Couple: Charles Dutoit presents Mozart and Bartók with the Boston Symphony

By , 28 October 2016
****1
Read more
Anders Lorentzson (Bluebeard), Katarina Giotas (Judith) © Janáčkova opera NdB / Marek Olbrzymek
Brno

Outstanding Bluebeard in Brno, but Erwartung disappoints

By , 16 October 2016
****1
Read more
Andrea Szántó and Gábor Bretz in Duke Blackbeard's Castle © János Posztós, CAFe Budapest
Budapest

Bartók double bill at Müpa: Bluebeard’s Castle in its uncontrived, uncontaminated, original glory!

By , 07 October 2016
*****
Read more
Ildikó Komlósi and Charles Dutoit © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Behind closed doors: Poetic drama from Dutoit in Bluebeard's Castle

By , 03 August 2016
****1
Read more
Victoria Jaiani (Young Woman) in The Miraculous Mandarin © The Cleveland Orchestra | Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

A darkly dramatic Bartók double bill in Cleveland

By , 07 April 2016
****1
Read more
Barbara Hannigan (Elle) and Claude Bardouil (Lui) © Bernd Uhlig | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Wild dialogues: Bluebeard's Castle and La Voix humaine at the Palais Garnier

By , 23 November 2015
****1
Read more
Joshua Rowe (Count Gil) and Naomi Hede (Countess Susanna) © Darren Williams Photography
Adelaide

Solving mysteries: a successful marriage of Il segreto di Susanna and Bluebeard’s Castle in Adelaide

By , 17 April 2015
****1
Read more
Piotr Beczała (Vaudémont) and Anna Netrebko (Iolanta) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

From darkness to light and back again: Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle at The Met

By , 29 January 2015
****1
Read more
Sir Willard White © Intermusica
London

Far more than a fairy tale: Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 27 January 2015
****1
Read more
Robert Hayward (Bluebeard) © Craig Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Rare Dido and Bluebeard double bill an odd dichotomy

By , 25 October 2014
**111
Read more
Michaelle DeYoung © Kristin Hoebermann
Birmingham

Goose pimples and grisly secrets: A thrilling Bluebeard's Castle

By , 02 July 2014
*****
Read more
Oper Frankfurt, Dido and Aeneas  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle

By , 24 August 2013
*****
Read more
Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves
Brussels

Verstörend schöne Klänge des Concertgebouw-Orchesters in Brüssel

By , 08 December 2018
****1
Read more
Falk Struckmann (Blaubart) und Claudia Mahnke (Judith) © Matthias Baus
Stuttgart

Ausflug in die Unterwelt: Béla Bartóks Herzog Blaubarts Burg im Stuttgarter Paketpostamt

By , 02 November 2018
*****
Read more
Ante Jerkunica (Barbe-Bleue), Nora Gubisch (Judit) © C. De Keersmaecker
Brussels

Bartók à La Monnaie : Barbe-Bleue sublime, Mandarin curieux

By , 08 June 2018
****1
Read more
Barbara Hannigan (Elle) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Sexe, mensonges et vidéo : le diptyque Barbe-Bleue – La Voix Humaine séduit toujours Garnier

By , 17 March 2018
*****
Read more
© Ian Douglas
Bruges

Quand la vérité surgit dans l’art : Iván Fischer dévoile Le Château de Barbe-Bleue de Bartók

By , 18 May 2017
*****
Read more
Matthias Pintscher © Felix Broede
Paris

Musique d’Europe centrale à la Philharmonie avec l’Orchestre du CNSDP : une soirée hautement prometteuse

By , 28 January 2017
*****
Read more
Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
Lyon

Le poétique Gil Shaham triomphe à l'Auditorium de Lyon

By , 28 January 2016
*****
Read more
Levent Bakirci (Le Prisonnier) © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

L’espoir illusoire au programme de la rentrée lyrique du Capitole

By , 04 October 2015
****1
Read more