Bluebeard’s Castle Expectation

Schönberg’s first stage work Expectation and Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle based on Perrault’s tale Bluebeard were created independently of each other, they are linked by the same psychological themes – expectation, hope and fear, which in the end grow into horrified realisation. David Radok made use of this in his production and linked both operas into a single whole.

Premiere 10th November 2016, Janáček Theatre


Leaf does not have to, God, pray for anything, you did let it grow and it did not spoil it. But what about me?