Bluebeard’s Castle

Green Opera and Fireside Theatre collaborate on an environmentally-sustainable staging of Bartók’s chamber opera, Bluebeard’s Castle (performed in the original Hungarian). 

Staged in the subterranean Vaults in Waterloo, the piece explores how women interact with male fantasies projected onto them in opera. Bluebeard becomes an artist obsessed with his muse, and the castle, his studio. This synthesis of art installation and theatre will inspire audiences and artists alike to engage with climate change and question the dominance of the male gaze.


We are looking to cast singers for the roles of Judith and Bluebeard. Auditions will take place online but we may subsequently call you for an in person audition. This is a paid opportunity and rehearsals will commence on 5 July in London.

If you are interested in either role, please send a CV and a video recording of no more than 10 minutes of you singing to, preferably from a 20th Century work. 

Deadline: Saturday 24 April


Thursday 19 August & Saturday 21 August, 7pm/9pm


Directors: Eleanor Burke, Madeleine Trépanier
Conductor: Thomas Payne 
Producers: Lizzie Thomas, Benjamin Kybett 
Production Design: Emeline Beroud