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Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle live in HD at Carib 5 this Valentine's Day

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Anna Netrebko (center) in the title role of Tchaikovsky's ‘Iolanta’.

Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Trelinski makes his highly anticipated Met debut with an exciting new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, which brings together two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky's lyrical fairy tale Iolanta, about the psychological awakening of a blind princess, and Bartok's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle, in which newly-wed Judith must open seven locked doors to discover the full depths of her husband's dark secrets.

Valery Gergiev conducts the double bill, which is a co-production with Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera. Anna Netrebko stars as the title character in Iolanta, with Piotr Beczala and Aleksei Markov as Vaudemont and Robert, two rivals for her love. Nadja Michael sings the central role of Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, with Mikhail Petrenko as her mysterious and menacing new husband.