Excerpt from Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung , London 414 1672. London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész, conductor. Walter Berry, Christa Ludwig.

Mystery. Murder. Madness.

A bride unlocks the rooms of her mysterious husband’s castle. A woman, lost in the woods, descends into madness. Robert Lepage’s ground-breaking production established the COC universally as a visionary and compelling company.

MAY 6 to 23, 2015

On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours including one intermission.
Sung in Hungarian and German with English SURTITLES™.

Conductor: Johannes Debus
Director: Robert Lepage
Set and Costume Designer: Michael Levine
Lighting Designer: Robert Thomson
Media Effects Designer: Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy

Bluebeard's Castle:
Bluebeard: John Relyea
Judith: Ekaterina Gubanova

Woman: Krisztina Szabó

For full cast and creative team, click here

With the COC Orchestra

A Canadian Opera Company production

Mark Johnson (actor, in background) and John Relyea as Bluebeard in the Seattle Opera presentation of the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Bluebeard’s Castle, 2009. Photo: Rozarii Lynch

Performance Dates & Times
View the performance dates below:
  • Wed. May 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. May 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sun. May 10, 2015 at 2 p.m.
  • Tue. May 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu. May 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. May 16, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. May 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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