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A Theatre of Sound production




Theatre of Sound, co-produced by Opera Ventures and in partnership with Stone Nest, present Bluebeard's Castle with Gerald Finley, Susan Bullock, Gweneth Ann Rand and Michael Mayes

Ground-breaking new opera company Theatre of Sound launches in November 2021 with a radical retelling of one of opera’s great masterpieces – Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Usually presented as a Gothic horror story centred around an abusive relationship, this new, fully staged presentation reimagines the piece as a love story between a long married couple coming to terms with living with dementia. Sung in English in a newly-commissioned translation, the production features a stellar cast of star singers with soprano Susan Bullock, bass-baritone Gerald Finley, baritone Michael Mayes and soprano Gweneth Ann Rand sharing the principal roles of Duke Bluebeard and Judith under the dynamic direction of Daisy Evans, Stephen Higgins and their creative team. In a new chamber orchestration, players from the virtuosic London Sinfonietta accompany the fourteen performances conducted by Higgins.

Daisy Evans  director
Stephen Higgins  conductor
London Sinfonietta

Produced by the Theatre of Sound in association with the London Sinfonietta. We are grateful for the generous support received from The Martin Smith Foundation and The Tadpole Trust unforgettable production in its own right. " The Guardian
Unforgettably haunting immersive staging is a must-see. " The I


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  • 4-14 November 2021 - 7pm

    Tickets £35-£60

    Venue: (view map)

    Stone Nest
    136 Shaftesbury Avenue
    W1D 5EZ