A new production of Judith Weir’s opera – this tale of swirling mysteries and dark secrets opens the Aldeburgh Festival in truly dramatic style.

Judith Weir:
Blond Eckbert (70’)

Robin Norton-Hale director
Gerry Cornelius conductor

Produced by English Touring Opera and Britten Pears Arts

Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert is a haunting tale of isolation and enigma, based on a supernatural short story by the Romantic author Ludwig Tieck.

Eckbert and Berthe live a life of quiet solitude in their forest home. One day, an old friend pays an unexpected visit, setting in motion a series of revelations and mysteries. As dark secrets surface, Eckbert suspects his world is far stranger than it first appeared, and that the past is maybe best left buried.

Come to a pre-performance talk before the opera to learn more about the creative process.