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ICMA 2019 for Arthaus Musik

Warlikowskis unique merger of the two one-act-operas LA VOIX HUMAINE | LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLEUE featuring Barbara Hannigan receives an award.

  • Cover La Voix humaine | Le Château de Barbe Bleue | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Cover La Voix humaine | Le Château de Barbe Bleue © Arthaus Musik

The opera director Krzysztof Warlikowski has created something unique with his enthralling diptych. His undertaking to merge the two one-act-operas Le Château de Barbe Bleue composed by Bartók and Poulencs La Voix Humaine, staged for the Paris Opera, has been worthwhile. Now this production, released on DVD and Blu-ray at Arthaus Musik, wins the renowned ICMA 2019 in the category "DVD Video Performance“. Featuring soloists like the exceptional Barbara Hannigan in the title role of La Voix Humaine and John Relyea as Duke Bluebeard at Bartók’s masterpiece as well as Ekaterina Gubanova, one of the best mezzo-sopranos of her generation.

For ICMA: „At first glance, the two one-act-operas La Voix Humaine and Blubeard’s Castle have no mutual musical relation. And yet, in this outstanding live recording with an extraordinary successful cast – Barbara Hannigan, John Relyea, Ekaterina Gubanova, and the Paris Opera Orchestra -, under the refined direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Krzysztof Warlikowski’s inspired staging reunites both works in one absolutely fascinating production.“

Released on DVD (Cat. No.: 109364) and Blu-ray (Cat. No.: 109365)

Genre Opera
Recording location Paris Opera - Palais Garnier
Duration 121 mins
Video format DVD / NTSC | 1x Blu-ray Disc
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Co-Production Company Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis, Mezzo
Composer Béla Bartok, Francis Poulenc
Orchestra / Band Paris Opera Orchestra
Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Stage Director Krzysztof Warlikowski
Main Actor Barbara Hannigan
Main Actor John Relyea
Main Actor Ekaterina Gubanova

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