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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, August 24, 1995

Soloists: Hale, Robert (bass-baritone), Martziano, Markella (mezzo- soprano), Norman, Jessye (soprano)
Other Performances:
August 27 and 30, 1995
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle | Schoenberg: Erwartung

Femmes fatales dominated the operatic scene of the 1995 Salzburg Festival under the directorship of Gerard Mortier. Alongside Berg’s Lulu, he invited Robert Wilson and Christoph von Dohnányi to stage a double-bill of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, in which Le Soir noted that ‘Dohnanyi presents a casket of delicate sumptuousness, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic with colours of rare subtlety.’