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Duke Bluebeard's Castle 2004BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO)

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2004 appears to be a year in which this superb piece became almost a commonplace in Scotland. This performance by the BBC SSO with two Hungarian soloists was followed by a staged production by Scottish Opera. There was a second concert performance at the Edinburgh Festival, which also featured Volkov and his orchestra, though with different singers.

One change in this programme came as a result of the illness of soprano Iréne Theorin, down to open proceedings with Schoenberg's Erwartung. Unable to locate a replacement at short notice, the management substituted a performance of Martinů's Sixth Symphony, performed on the orchestra's tour to Prague the previous September.

Performance Cast

Duke Bluebeard

Péter Fried

Judith Bluebeard's new wife

Andrea Mélath

Performance DatesDuke Bluebeard's Castle 2004

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Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | Glasgow

12 Feb, 19.30

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