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Comic and offbeat Barbe-Bleue from Opera de Lyon

Author: Opus Arte

A hilarious take on the gruesome folk tale of Bluebeard, in a comic and offbeat production by renowned director Laurent Pelly.

  • Barbe-Bleue | Copyright: © Opera de Lyon / Stofleth

    Barbe-Bleue © Opera de Lyon / Stofleth

  • Barbe-Bleue | Copyright: © Stofleth

    Barbe-Bleue © Stofleth

  • Barbe-Bleue | Copyright: © Stofleth

    Barbe-Bleue © Stofleth

Acclaimed director Laurent Pelly is one of the most renowned and prolific interpreters of Offenbach’s brilliantly inventive operettas, including several productions for the Opéra de Lyon. The composer’s satirical and hilarious
opéra bouffe version of Charles Perrault's 17th Century tale of the serial wife-murdering Bluebeard (in which nobody actually gets murdered!), deftly tows the line between humour and cruelty, with a stellar performance from Yann Beuron in the title role.

This special release also includes a 50-minute documentary - Tales of Offenbach - created by the distinguished documentary maker, Reiner E. Moritz. Narrated by the wonderful Dame Felicity Lott, the film includes interviews with the cast and creatives of this sparkling production.

English title Blue-Beard
Genre Opera
Recording date 2019
Recording location Opera de Lyon
TV Director Vincent Massip
Stage Director Laurent Pelly
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Soloist Yann Beuron
Soloist Heloise Mas
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd

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