BREAKING NEWS: Opera legend, Samuel Ramey, to perform in Bluebeard’s Castle on July 23 & 24

Samuel RameyInternational opera star Samuel Ramey joins Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra to perform one of his signature roles – Duke Bluebeard in Bartók’s profound and dramatic opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Described by the New York Times as “astonishing,” this hour-long work weaves together themes of love, seduction, deception, and murder.

Ramey is the most recorded bass-baritone in history and performed the work for his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984. Recent performances of the work have been with the Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Omaha, and Chicago Opera Theater. Ramey is joined by celebrated Canadian-Hungarian soprano Krisztina Szabo, singing the role of Judith. The stage for Bluebeard’s Castle is set with the program’s first work, Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird.

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