Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Sir Willard White star in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Enescu's powerful opera Oedipe, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
'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 a relentless 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, Paul Gay, 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 cannot be ignored.
* Please note a change of artist from previously advertised.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Paul Gay baritone, Oedipe
Sir Willard White bass-baritone, Tiresias
Christopher Purves baritone, Creon
Graham Clark tenor, Shepherd
Mischa Schelomianski bass, High Priest
In-Sung Sim bass, Phorbas
Maxim Mikhailov bass, Watchman *
Boris Pinkhasovich baritone, Thesee
Marius Vlad Budoiu tenor, Laios
Ruxandra Donose mezzo-soprano, Jocasta
Ildiko Komlosi mezzo-soprano, The Sphinx
Gabriela Istoc soprano, Antigone
Dame Felicity Palmer contralto, Merope
Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic
Romanian Radio Children's Choir
Enescu: Oedipe - opera in 4 acts
-: (concert performance in French with English surtitles)
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