The Secret of The Black Spider

The Opera Dortmund production of Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Spinne opens tonight. This is the even-more-mysterious (and slightly longer) version of my opera The Black Spider [Kent Opera, 1984] which was created for the Hamburg State Opera in collaboration with Benjamin Gordon in 2010. I’m glad to see the villain, pictured above, has a properly evil beard and a set of duelling scars!

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JUDITH WEIR

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