Thursday, December 16, 2010

What's the mystery behind Bluebeard's folk story?

Curiosity? Wisdom? Fear? or....
Listen to a scene from an Opera Conducted by Sir George Solti at London Philharmonic Orchestra
Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle Door1
Judith: Sylvia Sass
Bluebeard: Kolos Kováts
Directed by: Miklós Szinetár

"Judith and Bluebeard arrive at his castle, which is all dark. Bluebeard asks Judith if she wants to stay and even offers her an opportunity to leave, but she decides to stay. Judith insists that all the doors be opened, to allow light to enter into the forbidding interior, insisting further that her demands are based on her love for Bluebeard. Bluebeard refuses, saying that they are private places not to be explored by others, and asking Judith to love him but ask no questions. Judith persists, and eventually prevails over his resistance....Read more...

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