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Production gallery: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, ENO

Production gallery: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, ENO

Johan Persson photographed the frightening new production of Bartók's chiller

Clive Bayley: 'He plays Bluebeard with a peculiarly weird glee, fearful but electrically aroused'All photographs Johan Persson/ENO

English National Opera's new production of Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle is photographed here by Johan Persson. Directed by Daniel Kramer, designed by Giles Cadle and lit by Peter Mumford, it updates Charles Perrault's 1697 fairytale to a horrific modern reality. Clive Bayley and Michaela Martens sing Duke Bluebeard and Judith. See Ismene Brown's review.

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  • Josef Fritzl's house
  • Bluebeard photographs feature Clive Bayley as Bluebeard, Michaela Martens as Judith, and actors
  • Gustave Doré's 1862 engraving for Charles Perrault's Les Contes de Perrault


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