Bohuslav Martinů's seldomly-staged Julietta will go on at the ENO this fall in a new production (supported by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation) by Richard Jones, whose surealist production premiered in 2006 at the Opéra national de Paris.
The action's based on a 1930s French surrealist play, set in a small seaside town in the ether between dreams and reality -- which Jones' visualized as a giant, scary accordion with an appetite for human flesh, kind of like Maximum Overdrive for Czech opera nerds. Don't quote us on that, tho.
The ENO's MD Edward Garder conducts Julia Sporsén in the title role and Peter Hoare as Michel, which opens on September 17 and runs five replications. Photos below are from the ENO's flickr.