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Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert is a gripping tale of mystery and imagination.

It’s based on a German supernatural short story.

Happy together in their forest cabin Eckbert and Berthe are content with their solitude.
But when Eckbert asks his wife to tell a visiting friend the story of her childhood, he starts a chain of events that leads to the destruction of everything: his marriage, his friendship, his understanding of the world and eventually himself.
Based on Ludwig Tieck’s enigmatic supernatural short story Der blonde Eckbert published in 1797 the opera, written by Judith Weir, premiered at the London Coliseum in 1994.  
This production is a shortened one-act version of the opera, first performed in 2006 by The Opera Group.

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Running Time
1hrs 15mins

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