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DVD + Blu-Ray:
A comic and offbeat Bluebeard 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

  • Yann Beuron as Barbe-Bleue | Copyright: © Stofleth

    Yann Beuron as 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 no-one 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 Dame Felicity Lott, the film includes interviews with the cast and creatives of this sparkling production.

Genre Opera
Original title Barbe-Bleue
Recording date June 2019
Recording location Opera de Lyon
TV Director Vincent Massip
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Conductor Michele Spotti
Director Laurent Pelly
Soloist Yann Beuron
Soloist Heloise Mas

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