Bartók’s music gives me a genuine frisson.
– Christophe Coppens
Having directed the successful Foxie! (The Cunning Little Vixen), the Belgian designer, artist and theatre director Christophe Coppens has taken on a second opera. Béla Bartók’s two most important works for the stage, Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin, take us into two totally different worlds. After a mysterious universe full of symbolism in Bluebeard’s Castle awaits the expressionism and even violence of The Miraculous Mandarin. Director Christophe Coppens talks to dramaturg Reinder Pols.Read more