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JUDITH'S CASTLE

A unique project inspired by one of opera's great masterpieces

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New opera company Theatre of Sound, together with the London Sinfonietta and Live Music Now, will present two special events in London alongside their exciting new production of Béla Bartok’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle this November, which reimagines the piece as a love story between a long married couple – Duke Bluebeard and Judith – coming to terms with living with dementia.

Inspired by the themes of this unique reimagining and in collaboration with Rare Dementia Support, Judith’s Castle will see award-winning composer Electra Perivolaris working with families living with dementia to create new pieces of music drawn from their stories, experiences and musical memories. These works will have their world premieres this autumn, at 2pm on Saturday 6 November and Saturday 13 November in relaxed performances on the set of the opera at Stone Nest, performed by musicians from the London Sinfonietta and Live Music Now together with singers Gweneth Ann Rand and Michael Mayes.

The concerts will also include reflections and insights from Julian West – a leading expert in the field of dementia and music research – alongside poetry readings by actor and Alzheimer's Society ambassador Kevin Whately. The performances will end with an opportunity for a dialogue between the audience and performers to discuss the role music can play to improve the lives of those living with dementia. 

In partnership with Stone Nest, Live Music Now and Theatre of Sound
 

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