The London Symphony Orchestra under music director Simon Rattle performs a spine-tingling all-Bartók program. The Concerto for Orchestra, a tour de force of modern music, highlights the entire virtuosic ensemble. Hungarian bass-baritone Gábor Bretz and Israeli mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham depict the legendary Bluebeard and his wife, Judith, in a transfixing one-act opera-in-concert, exposing terrifying secrets and the sheer power of the human voice.

The Program

“All this was delivered with razor-sharp precision and unflagging zest by the London Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle’s incisive direction.”
– Times (U.K.)
“Mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham was a riveting presence. Her voice has brightness, depth and allure. And the way she opened up her lower register in the last act was stunning.”
– Pittsburgh Tribune

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1:45 pm

Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Klara Moricz at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse


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Bluebeard's Castle

London Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Symphonic Masters 1


In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 virus, this performance has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We will be in contact with all ticket holders to facilitate ticketing exchanges and refunds. Should you have additional questions or wish to speak with a guest services representative, please contact CenterCharge at 212.721.6500
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London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

Rinat Shaham, Judith

Gábor Bretz, Bluebeard

Performance Details

  • Two hours, including one intermission

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