Already seen on four continents, the most widely celebrated production in the history of Canadian Opera Company will now amaze Seattle audiences for this exclusive engagement. The production combines the enigmatic Hungarian fairy tale of Bluebeard’s Castle with the dream-like monodrama Erwartung for a haunting journey into the mysteries of the subconscious.
Music by Béla Bartók
In Hungarian with English Captions
Music by Arnold Schoenberg
In German with English Captions
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, with 1 intermission
at McCaw Hall
Watch this video preview of Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung which includes musical highlights and special effect features. The gorgeous music of Bartok is paired with the emotional “Expectations” (Erwartung).
Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung Director François Racine discusses this Canadian Opera Company production and how the original directors created a world of fantasy, drama, and musicality.
General Director Speight Jenkins and Education Director Perry Lorenzo discuss why this unique production has been so popular with audiences around the world for the past decade.
Created by Robert Lepage (Cirque du Soleil’s Kà, the Met’s new Ring), this production has been hailed around the world for its stunning innovations in stagecraft.
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