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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Bluebeard's Castle

London Symphony Orchestra

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

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London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle,
Rinat Shaham (Judith)
Gábor Bretz (Bluebeard)

Performance Details

  • Two hours, including one intermission

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