Metropolitan Theatres | The Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta & Duke Bluebeard's Castle

The Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta & Duke Bluebeard's Castle NR

Playing at highlighted locations:
Arlington Theatre
Big Wood 4
Calexico 10
Camino Real Cinemas
Fairview Theatre
Fiesta 5
Holiday Village 4
Metro 4
MetroLux 14
Park Twin
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas
Plaza de Oro
Redstone 8
Riviera Theatre
Village 8
Wildhorse 6

Experience the ninth season of the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in select cinemas nationwide. The double bill broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta / Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle will be presented live on Saturday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT.

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Bluebeard's Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Treli?ski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

3 hr. 40 min.
Opened February 14th, 2015

Anna Netrebko
Piotr Beczala
Alexey Markov
Elchin Azizov
Alexei Tanovitski

Mariusz Trelinski
Valery Gergiev

Piotr Tchaïkovski
Béla Bartók