Bluebeard’s Castle

Our first ever ArtsLab residency focusing on opera took place in summer 2016. Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose led a group of young singers, dancers, designers and musicians to workshop a genuinely frightening and suspenseful version of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle – combining opera with elements of the horror film genre, re-invented so that it interacts excitingly with audiences in small theatre spaces.



Assistant Conductor and violin
Claudia Fuller
Assistant Conductor and cello
Robin Wallington
Repetiteur and piano
Cadis Lee Ying Jie
Clarinet David Mears
Mezzo Leila Zanette
Baritone James Quilligan
Bass Simon Grange
Claire Hackston
Tilda O’Grady
David Rodriguez
Olivia Thynne
Ellie Jones
Cecilia Trono
Technician Mim Evison

Creative Team

Conductor Mark Austin
Arranger Laura Bower
Designer Kate Lane
Mezzo and vocal coach Flora McIntosh
Director Robin Norton-Hale
Choreographer Joe Wild

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