Mr Barbe bleue - "Opéra de poche"
Carol Robinson’s 2016 “Opéra de poche” is inspired by Charles Perrault’s tale
This story is about curiosity and disobedience. A blue bearded man ugly as sin but rich as Croesus takes many wives but no one knows what becomes of them.
He asks a neighbour’s hand in marriage and she accepts, roped in by his fortune. One month after the wedding, the blue bearded man leaves for a trip and gives his new wife a key that can open every door in the castle. Yet, she is strictly forbidden to enter this one little room…