Bluebeard’s Castle

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra

Project Overview

YeastCulture were commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra to create the video and set design for Bartok’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle. The show was conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and premiered at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in 2011. This was followed by performances in London, Lisbon, Dortmund, San Francisco and Miami. In America it was conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as well as the New World Symphony Orchestra.

“A stunning simultaneous short-circuiting of the ocular auditory nerves” — LA Times