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Ariane et Barbe-Bleue - Paul Dukas
Information about the opera Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.
Adapted from the symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck, which in turn was based on the fairy tale Bluebeard by the 17th century French author Charles Perrault.
Recommended recordings on DVD
Denève/Charbonnet/Dam (Opus Arte OA 1098 D)
This is the first DVD version of this rarely-performed opera, from Claus Guth's production at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona in 2011. The performances are excellent, especially Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet as Ariane.
Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Theatre del Liceu, conducted by Stéphane Denève, 2011.
Cast: Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Ariane), José van Dam (Barbe-bleue), Patricia Bardon (Nurse).
Opus Arte OA 1098 D