Talking with singers: Krisztina Szabó

Talking with singers: Krisztina Szabó

Photo by Bo Huang.

Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is no strangers to the Four Seasons Centre stage. This time, she'll sing The Woman in Schoenberg's Erwartung, which, with Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, makes up the iconic double-bill by Robert Lepage.

This is the fourth revival at the COC for Lepage's Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung since its premiere in 1993, and the first performance in the Four Seasons Centre. I asked Krisztina about Erwartung, what it means, and what it's like to sing one of the darkest one-woman-shows in the repertoire.

Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung runs at the COC from May 6-23. Follow the links below for more details and to purchase tickets. You do not want to miss this production.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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