The Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard's Castle Encore Synopsis
The Met Opera’s encore performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle will be shown in select cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones.

Movie Reviews

Good Staging; Music = EH !

By wcoperabuff1
Now I know why I prefer Italian, French & Strauss operas !! While "Iolanta" had some pleasing, melodic music, and fine male voices, Netrebko seemed often to be so heavily focused on the drama of...

Iolanta/ Bluebeard"s Castle

By ritagedzberg
The best...

Grand singing

By musekate
Beautiful music and grand singing. The story of Iolanta was silly and shallow. Bluebeard's Castle was magnificent on all levels....

Brilliant Dramatic Bluebeard follows easily forgotten Iolanthe

By ds3711
Iolanthe is Tchaikovsky's most modest, reactionary operatic composition, which even the Met, a fine cast, and conductor Gergiev could not raise above a charming pastiche. Fortunately, the male...

Iolanta/Bluebeard's castle Encore

By lindaboe
Great as usual...

Two Very Different Operas

By annemosborne
Iolanta started out a bit slow and flat. However, there was a beautiful aria by the two lead singers and the opera continued on to be enjoyable. I did not enjoy Bluebeard's Castle at all. I did not...

Bartok

By chuck811
i hope a DVD of Bluebeard's Castle will be issued later. It was magnificent!...

Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle

By Boringfarmerwife
Both of these Operas are rarely seen which made it well worth going. Iolanta was delightfully crafted. I would not take anyone under 18 to Bluebeard. It is a very modern production and a harsh...

Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle (rating for theater service only)

By lechwe
The show itself was astounding for the quality of the productions, singing and the magnificent Met orchestra. HOWEVER, the quality of the service at the theater was terrible. The start time was...

Bluebeard's castle

By maureenw61
This was an absolutely terrible production, worse opera,show I have ever seen.dark,morose,nudity,near nakedness,much violence,domination of women,murders,far,far below the mets standards,very...