Seven doors, seven shocking secrets
The doors of Bluebeard's forbidding castle swing open for this semi-staged concert of Bartok's chilling fairytale opera, closing Houston Symphony's 2018/19 season. Following newlywed bride Judith as she enters her husband's home for the first time and discovers his darkest secrets, Bluebeard's Castle is a pulse-racing thriller, and this spectacular recital is guaranteed to have you on the very edge of your seat!
This live rendition of Bartok's gothic masterpiece is a truly unmissable event, especially with opera's brightest stars Michelle DeYoung and Matthias Goerne leading the Symphony as conducted by Andreas Orozco-Estrada.
What is the story of Bluebeard's Castle?
When the young wife of Bluebeard finally comes to her husband's residence after their elopement, he bids her to treat the monumental castle as her own but for seven mysterious doors she is never to open. Curiosity piqued and unable to resist, she begins to open the doors one by one. But what she finds behind them will never leave her...