Bartók: Two for One

The Hungarian composer Béla Bartók made two productions for the stage, and both caused scandal.

The Miraculous Mandarin is less of a fairy-tale than it sounds: the regular client of a brothel – spoiler alert – meets with a violent death. And in Bluebeard’s Castle, blood even drips from the roses in the garden. The double-bill is performed by habitués: conductor Alain Altinoglu and his wife, mezzo soprano Nora Gubisch, have performed this overpowering music in numerous opera houses. Director and ex-milliner Christophe Coppens has apparently – we wrote this before the première – opted for a thriller atmosphere.

BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE & THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN > 24/6, De Munt/La Monnaie 

Fijn dat je wil reageren. Wie reageert, gaat akkoord met onze huisregels. Hoe reageren via Disqus? Een woordje uitleg.
Lees meer over
Lees ook

Nieuws uit Brussel in je mailbox?