Gothic Opera presents Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s psychologically fraught opera Bluebeard’s Castle - deconstructed.
As Judith, Bluebeard’s new wife, opens forbidden doors, she uncovers his secrets… room by mysterious room.
As you tour the sinister castle with Judith, you’ll see digital animations by students of Ravensbourne University and hear the voices of Gothic Opera’s singers - Simon Wilding, Alexandra Long, Beatrice de Larragoiti, Charlotte Osborn and Alice Usher - performing live.
This sense-stimulating tour of Bluebeard’s castle represents a snapshot of the live production Gothic Opera and Ravensbourne had in the pipeline. This online version was brought to virtual life by the pandemic as part of the Neverthere @ Surge festival, 4 July 2020.
Please note that this performance has flashing imagery.
Bluebeard's Castle starts at 53:13 minutes in. Alternatively, click to watch in YouTube.
Béatrice de Larragoïti