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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Enescu's Oedipe

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Saturday 23 September 2017 at 19:00
Vladimir JurowskiConductor
Paul GayBass-baritoneOedipe
Sir Willard WhiteBass-baritoneTirésias
Christopher PurvesBaritoneCréon
Graham ClarkTenorShepherd
Mischa SchelomianskiBassHigh Priest
In-Sung SimBassPhorbas
Boris PinkhasovichBaritoneThésée
Marius VladTenorLaios
Ruxandra DonoseMezzo-sopranoJocaste
Ildikó KomlósiMezzo-sopranoLa Sphinge (The Sphinx)
Gabriela IştocSopranoAntigone
Dame Felicity PalmerMezzo-sopranoMérope
Maxim MikhailovBassOld Man
Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
Romanian Radio Children's Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

'I have defeated Destiny! I have defeated the Gods'. The myth of Oedipus is almost as old as Western civilisation, and in George Enescu’s operatic version the story of a great king doomed from birth by an implacable Fate is both timeless and shatteringly urgent. When the Royal Opera staged it in 2016, critics hailed it as 'spellbinding'; for this performance Vladimir Jurowski has assembled a fine cast that includes Sir Willard White, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Christopher Purves and Ruxandra Donose plus two of Romania’s leading choirs. As we continue to explore the themes of the Belief and Beyond Belief Festival, Enescu’s powerful drama asks questions that can’t be ignored.

Please note start time.

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

Additional generous support from the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

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