Mikhail Petrenko is Duke Bluebeard

Russian bass, Mikhail Petrenko returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage this month in the title role of Bartok’s psychological thriller, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. Conducted by Valery Gergeiev, Mikhail will star as the diabolical Bluebeard alongside soprano Nadja Michael who plays the role of his unwitting victim, Judith. The new co- production with Teatr Wielki is lead by polish filmmaker and artistic director, Mariusz Trelinski and will premiere on Monday 26th January 2015. The 2014/15 season has already seen Mikhail sing the title role in concert for Royal Danish Opera and his forthcoming highlights include Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 and a recital for the Verbier Festival. 
Toi Toi Toi to Mikhail! 
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