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Oedipe, playing at the Royal Opera House
Oedipe, playing at the Royal Opera House

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An excellent cast including Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform The Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece, directed by acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus.

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An excellent cast including Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform The Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece, directed by acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus.

Oedipe is destined to murder his father and marry his mother, and thus his parents take steps to avert this terrible prophecy. Unknowingly, however, such fate draws close to fruition, as the horrors of Oedipe’s destiny take hold of his life.

Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus (Le Grand Macabre, ENO) first staged their production of Oedipe at La Monnaie, Brussels, in 2011. True to form for this innovative theatre company, their spectacular take on Enescu’s exploration of fate and freedom creates an earthen world ravaged by both natural and man-made disaster.

From this land of clay Enescu’s breathtaking score soars – encompassing everything from Berliozian opulence to eerie Sprechstimme – in this sole operatic statement from a great musician.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/05/2016

Closing Night: 08/06/2016

Running time: 3hr

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Àlex Ollé & Valentina Carrasco

Producer - La Fura dels Baus, La Monnaie & Royal Opera House

Lighting Designer - Peter van Praet

Set Designer - Alfons Flores

Music By - George Enescu

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD