Screening from May 2, 2015
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances 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 (Duke 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 Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.
IOLANTA CAST: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Alexey Markov, Elchin Azizov, Alexei Tanovitski
DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE CAST: Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko
CONDUCTOR: Valery Gergiev PRODUCTION: Mariusz Treliński Approximate running time: 3 hours 39 minutes incl. intermission (Check closer to screening date) TRAILER Click here for participating cinemas