CLICK HERE to go to the video trailer of Seattle Opera's Bluebeard's Castle, to hear the amazing voices of these two singers.
Eduardo Chama, who has sung Don Pasquale and Leporello for Seattle Opera, is their Sancho Panza; the other cast features two former Seattle Opera Mozart Figaros (Nicholas Cavallier and Richard Bernstein) and Daniela Sindram, who sang Cherubino in Seattle last year.
Since Massenet's opera is new to many in our Seattle Opera audience, I want to draw your attention to a few of my favorite passages. Needless to say, the opera features a lively scene in which Quichotte attacks windmills, under the impression that they are vicious giants:
He has a hot-blooded ladylove, la belle Dulcinée:
And he serenades her, in Act One, with one of Massenet's loveliest tunes, one which returns again and again over the course of the opera:
(Examples from the Toulouse recording conducted by Michel Plasson, starring José van Dam and Teresa Berganza)