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Woman in white dress and man in blue uniform stand clasped, casting shadows on brick wall - shimmering amber tiles in foreground.
Bride with floral crown speaks to blue-uniformed man in front of gold-tiled path with miniature castle spotlight in background.
Bride with floral crown stands spot lit in darkened room with man looming in shadows of gate behind.
Man in blue uniform pins bride by throat against spot lit dark wall in corner of amber-tiled frame.
Bride stands in darkened space, flanked by keyhole lights and framed by shimmering amber tile.
Bride stands spot lit against brick wall with blue uniformed man kneeling beside, keyhole lights piercing the darkness.
Bride leans against dark brick wall as blue uniformed man broods in doorway lit by shaft of light.
Man in blue uniform sings as bride in spotlight gazes at colourful view of earth from space.
Spot lit bride listens to blue uniformed man sing, as images of earth turn red.
Blue-uniformed man cringes as bride in blood-stained gown sings against water-reflected light in front of blue-tiled path.
Man in blue uniform kneels in spotlight as four brides circle him in red light.
Man in blue uniform is dwarfed in front of giant gold-tiled frame against dark space.
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Bluebeard's Castle

Canadian Opera Company

Production history

  • Seattle Opera
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Geneva Opera
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival
  • Opéra de Québec
  • L'Opéra de Montréal
  • Edmonton Opera
  • Vancouver Opera

Cast & Creative

Béla Bartók
Original Director
Robert LePage
François Racine
Set & Costume Designer
Michael Levine
Lighting Designer
Robert Thomson
Media Effects Designer
Laurie Shawn Borzovoy
  • Various performers over 20+ years
Michael Cooper