Tag Archives: Bartok

Bluebeard’s Castle, English National Opera, March 2024

Several years back the ENO produced Bartok’s wonderful one-act opera in a fine staging, but this semi-staging was more of a concert performance. The musical side was outstanding, and John Relyea gave a superb performance of the title character — see my review for The Article.

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Bluebeard’s Castle, and Rite of Spring, ENO, London Coliseum, November 2009

Clive Bayley sang an autistic and threatening Bluebeard, with Michaela Martens as a powerful Judith.

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