Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-BleueFrom the Lyon Opera

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118 min
Available from 15/05/2021 to 09/05/2022

This telling of the Bluebeard story features a libretto by Maeterlinck inspired by Perrault’s famous fairy tale. It is an opera that gives pride of place to female characters and beguiles audiences with the evocative music of Paul Dukas.

This telling of the Bluebeard story features a libretto by Maeterlinck inspired by Perrault’s famous fairy tale. It is an opera that gives pride of place to female characters and beguiles audiences with the evocative music of Paul Dukas.

In this Lyon Opera production, the title roles are performed by Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus and Canadian bass Tomislav Lavoie. In the course of her misadventures, Ariadne will encounter Bluebeard's previous wives, tragic characters played by Adèle Charvet, Margot Genet, Carpentier, Amandine Ammirati and Caroline Michel.

 This talented vocal ensemble is supported by the Orchestra, Chorus and Studio of the Lyon Opera conducted by Lothar Koenigs. Staging is by Alex Ollé of the bold Catalan company La Fura dels Baus

Recorded in March 2021 at the Lyon Opera House.


  • Production :
    • Telmondis
  • With :
    • Katarina Karnéus
    • Tomislav Lavoie
  • Director :
    • Àlex Ollé/ La Fura dels Baus
  • Music director :
    • Lothar Koenigs
  • Orchestra :
    • Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon
  • Choir :
    • Studio de l'Opéra de Lyon
    • Chœurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
  • Country :
    • France
  • Year :
    • 2021