It’s a modern Mexican opera with a score rewritten by ear, and you can watch the English-language premiere on Playbill.
Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale, a modern Mexican opera, will have its English-language premiere January 29 at 8 PM ET on Playbill. Ahead of the premiere, here are five things you should know about the powerful, exciting, and, of course, “horrifying” piece.
1. Anjou is inspired by real life events. The life of Catherine de’Medici, her favorite son Henry of Anjou, and the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre provide the backdrop of the story. One of the bloodiest events in history, the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, took place after Catherine arranged the marriage of her daughter Margot de Valois to the Protestant King of Navarre. Thousands of Protestants gathered in Paris for the wedding, many of whom were killed while in the city. This became known as the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, and Catherine was almost certainly involved.