Green Opera presents

Bluebeard’s Castle

By Béla Bartók

Direction by Eleanor Burke
Musical direction by John Paul Jennings
Arrangement by Thomas Ang

“Judith, are you coming with me?”

Judith stands on the threshold of Bluebeard’s Castle. Seven doors are locked before her. Needing to know what secrets lie beyond the doors and within the man she loves, she steps into the darkness.

This innovative production of Bartók’s only opera explores the obsessive desire of an artist-muse relationship and how women interact with male fantasies projected onto them.

Green Opera is the world’s first environmentally sustainable opera company, bringing together artists with a passion for environmental practice in this synthesis of art-installation and theatre.


Bluebeard’s Castle is part of Grimeborn Opera Festival 2022. Explore the full programme →

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  • Running time: 60 minutes
  • Includes violence and sexual scenes
  • Suitable for 14+
  • Performed in Hungarian with English surtitles