Fifth Door Ensemble are an innovative collective shining new light on epic masterworks of the repertory in a chamber format.

Mezzo-soprano Julia Riley heads Kurt Weill’s ballet chanté as Anna, the performer at odds with the American dream, and Thomas Blunt conducts the 15 player arrangement by HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel.

The tormented Bluebeard will be sung in the original Hungarian by David Stout. His Judit will be Gweneth-Ann Rand. Jessica Cottis conducts the UK premiere of Eberhard Kloke’s 25-player arrangement of the Bartók.