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Following acclaimed performances around the globe, John Relyea’s interpretation of Duke Bluebeard now appears on record, with Michelle DeYoung as Judit and Edward Gardner leading his Bergen forces with aplomb. John Relyea continues to distinguish himself as one of today's finest basses. Mr. Relyea has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera (where he is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program and a former Adler Fellow), Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera, Theater an der Wien, and the Mariinsky Theater.
DeYoung still possesses a formidable blend of heft and tonal beauty. She gives us a marvelously multifaceted Judith. Relyea’s Bluebeard is among the most moving – and human – on disc. Relyea is so impressive, in fact, that I’d urge anyone who loves this work to hear this recording, despite its flaws.
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Works on This Recording
Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48 by Béla Bartók
John Relyea (Bass),
Michelle DeYoung (Mezzo Soprano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911/1918; Budapest, Hungary
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