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Aldeburgh Festival: Blond Eckbert

Spring 2024

Judith Weir

Spring 2024

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

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.