Prepare to be disappointed.
The press shots from the premiere of Georg Friedrish Haas’s Bluthaus at the Schwetzinger Festival, an opera whose title and pre-publicity announced that it would ‘wallow in blood’
, are about as sanguinary as an Anglican vicar’s office in Lent.
The review headlines
are full of inflammatory references to the Kampusch and Fritzl rape/abduction cases and some local dignitaries stayed away, but this looks to have been a fairly orderly night in a small town in Germany.