For those of you who have not yet managed to see the breathtaking staging of Bluebeard’s Castle/Expectation by the director David Radok, and just as breathtakingly conducted by Marko Ivanović, there are only one opportunity left! The success of the shows was not only demonstrated by the prolonged applause and shouts of “bravo”, but by the numerous responses from the critics: “The double staging of Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Arnold Schoenberg’s Expectation was an incredibly intense experience and the performance was rightly included amongst the highlights of this year’s Janáček Brno 2016 festival.” (Ivan Žáček, Divadelní noviny) “Under the baton of Marko Ivanović, the Janáček Opera NdB Orchestra were never less than thrilling. An impressive contribution to a genuinely illuminating performance.” (David Karlin, Bachtrack.com)
This staging, with its incredible directorial ideas, wonderful performances by the Swedish soloists Katarina Karnéus, Katarina Giotas and Anders Lorentzson, and the exceptional playing by the orchestra of the Janáček Opera NdB, aspires to be the production of the year. Only one more performance is planned for Sunday 30 October from 5.30 pm.
For both experienced listeners and those seeing the opera for the first time, this production will be an unforgettable emotional experience.