Talking with Singers – Szabó discusses Erwartung with Schmopera


Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is no stranger 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.