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One hell of a concert: Opera North’s Bluebeard’s Castle reviewed

14 December 2019

9:00 AM

14 December 2019

9:00 AM

Freud knew something about fear. Not the sudden shock of terror, but the creeping, sickening, slow-burn horror of the uncanny. A haunted house might make us jump, but how much more pervasive is that fear when the house is our own home, the monsters our own family, our own self even? It’s when the familiar becomes the unfamiliar, when the telephone call is coming from inside our own psyche, that the chills really build.

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