Belief And Beyond Belief: London Philharmonic Orchestra: Oedipe at Southbank Centre

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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.

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'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)

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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