About Blond Eckbert Pre-Show Talk

Join members of the creative team for a pre-show talk where they will share insights into this new production of Blond Eckbert: Double Bill.

Hear from ETO’s Autumn 2024 company about bringing the upcoming tour to life – find out more about English Touring Opera, this season’s creative process, what you can expect from the evening’s performance. Bring along your questions – there will also be a short Q&A to conclude the talk!

Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert is a haunting tale of isolation and guilt, based on a supernatural short story by the Romantic author Ludwig Tieck and presented in a new co-production with Britten Pears Arts.

Blond Eckbert is performed alongside Do not take my story for a fairytale, a staging of song cycles and cantatas exploring love, isolation and the terrible wonder of the natural world. Featuring music from the same period that Ludwig Tieck’s story, Der Blonde Eckbert, was written, including Schubert's Prometheus and Beethoven's An die ferne Gelibte and a cantata by Mariana Martines, Do not take my story for a fairytale explores the shaping of the Romantic imagination.

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