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Duke Bluebeard's Castle, 1978, Programme Cover

Duke Bluebeards castle is a one-act expressionist opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók based on the French literary tale La Barbe Bleue by Charles Perrault. The opera lasts only a little over an hour and there are only two singing characters onstage: Bluebeard (Kékszakállú), and his new wife Judith (Judit); the two have just eloped and Judith is coming home to Bluebeard's castle for the first time. This print is taken from the programme cover from ENO's 1978 run.