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.

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Iolanta/Bluebeard's castle Encore

By lindaboe
Great as usual...

Bartok

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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....

a hit and a miss

By mgbplt
iolanta was a beautiful peace with great voices. well worth the time. bluebestd was sadly bad and a waste of good talented voices....

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...