“A sort of delightful terror”
Founded in 2019, Gothic Opera curates mysterious performances of rarely-seen operas in uncanny, atmospheric spaces, taking the dark, eerie intensity of gothic fiction as its starting point.
“A sort of delightful terror” is an expression used by Edmund Burke in A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757
The Goth Chapters digital project is launched
Gothic Opera presents the exclusive premiere of composer Stacy Garrop's song cycle, The Goth Chapters, recorded in isolation in the coronavirus crisis. Click here for Chapter One, and check back weekly for the next instalment!
Audition applications closed:
Thank you to all singers who submitted their audio/video recordings for our Halloween 2020 production of La Nonne sanglante. The full information is here for your reference.
The applications are now closed.
Composed by Béla Bartók
Libretto by Béla Balázs
Due to the ongoing situation, we regret that we are postponing our June performances of Bluebeard's Castle. We'll update you on dates as soon as we can. But the performances are only one part of our Bluebeard project... More details will be revealed soon!
Opera Now's review
of Der Vampyr is published:
"All credit to Gothic Opera for staging this rarely performed opera with such palpable enthusiasm"
Click here to read
Gothic Opera co-founder and director Alice Usher talks to Opera Now magazine about the inspirations and goals that brought the company to life.
Click here for full article.