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Production Team

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


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2014-15 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

New Production Gala—
Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 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 a 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 Mrs. Veronica Atkins; Dr. Magdalena Berenyi, in memory of Dr. Kalman Berenyi; and the National Endowment for the Arts

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.