Ex Machina and Robert Lepage at the Opéra de Québec

Erwartung (Canadian Opera Company) Photo: Michael Cooper

In association with Ex Machina, the Opéra de Québec presents Robert Lepage’s celebrated double bill : Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Arnold Schönberg’s Erwartung.

Created at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and presented on many stages around the world, this project will be presented in Quebec City at the Grand Théâtre from October 18 until October 25,  2008.

The two operas

Bluebeard’s Castle The scene reveals two singers, one narrator and three non-speaking parts. This tale is about the confrontation between Bluebeard and his fourth wife Judith, but the topic leads our imagination to various interpretations.

Erwartung 4 different scenes set in 4 different spaces that are link to the journey of one character. A woman who wonders in the forest at night in search of the man she loves. This 30- minute play has the power of the greatest operas.