Des Moines Metro Opera - Bluebeard's Castle

  • 513 North D Street | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: 7/1/2023, 7/9/2023, 7/14/2023, 7/22/2023
  • Location: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $20 - $124
  • Overview

    The mysterious Duke Bluebeard welcomes his new bride Judith into his ominous castle, where rumors have been swirling concerning one question: what happened to his previous three wives? Shrouded in the secrecy of seven forbidden rooms, Judith desperately tries to uncover the terrifying secrets that Bluebeard had hoped to keep locked away forever. With its immense, cinematic score, Bartók’s psychological opera-thriller will leave you entranced as Judith reveals, door-by-door, Bluebeard’s dark past. 

    Our new production features bass-baritone Christian Van Horn making his DMMO and role debut as Duke Bluebeard  and soprano Sara Gartland as Judith, with direction by Kristine McIntyre, video design by internationally acclaimed artist and Des Moines resident, Oyoram (Yorame Mevorach), and Maestro David Neely leading the DMMO Festival Orchestra. 


    Saturday, July 1: 7:30pm

    Sunday, July 9: 2pm

    Friday, July 14: 7:30pm

    Saturday, July 22: 7:30pm