Click to watch video
x

Production Team

Production: Mariusz Trelinski
Set Designer: Boris Kudlicka
Costume Designer: Marek Adamski
Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz
Video Projection Designer: Bartek Macias
Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda
Dramaturg: Piotr Gruszczynski

Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle

Subscribe Now

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 14 min.

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana 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 Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera

Production a gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman
Additional funding from Dr. Magdalena Berenyi, in memory of Dr. Kalman Berenyi, and William and Helen Little

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

Patrons and Subscribers can purchase individual performances now.  log in

    Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Monday, January 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Smelkov; Netrebko, Beczala, Aniskin, Chmelo, Tanovitski, Martens, Petrenko

  • Metropolitan Opera NYC
  • On Sale
    August 10
    Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Smelkov; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko