Duke Bluebeard's Castle

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Opera: Work details

Composer: Béla Bartók
Librettist: Béla Balázs
Work definition: Opera in one act
Title notes: The original Hungarian title is 'A kékszakállú herceg vára'
After: After the fairy tale 'Barbe Bleue' by Charles Perrault
Language: Hungarian
World premiere: 24 May 1918, Opera, Budapest
ROH premiere: 27 February 1989, The Hungarian State Opera and Ballet
ROH company premiere: 27 February 2002, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Duke Bluebeard's Castle (2002) The Royal Opera (13 performances online)