“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
Your first glimpse of our Bluebeard's Castle project
We're delighted to share a snapshot of Bluebeard's Castle. Featuring live singing by the cast and animations by the students of Ravensbourne University. Livestream on 4th July, hosted by Neverthere @Surge festival. Click here to watch.
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. Check here weekly for the next instalment!
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.