Béla Bartók’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle': An Operatic Performance of Murder, Intrigue and Art Near Willoughby
During the performance of Bluebeard's Castle, the only opera from 20th-century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók's, opera singers Rebecca Nash and Charles Robert Austin will have to share the limelight with something a little … unconventional: the imposing blown glass sculptures of renowned American artist Dave Chihuly.
After all, the artist himself designed the sets for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra's rendition of Bluebeard's Castle; his large-scale, colorful sculptures will add dramatic flair to the performance, especially when illuminated by the stage lights above. The results are "spectacular," reads a review by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Taking place at Norfolk's Chrysler Hall near Willoughby, Bluebeard's Castle will be performed twice: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets range in price from $20 to $125 and can be purchased online.
Bartók Bluebeard's Castle
215 St Pauls Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23510