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Greek the Opera

Closed December 9, 2018

Greek is an incisive, brash contemporary statement on fate and family

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Why See Greek the Opera?

Classical & OperaOff Broadway Shows

The Story of a Modern Day Oedipus

This modern take on Sophocles's Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex is a contemporary and relatable story of love and disaster. Written by Steven Berkoff from his play Greek, the show is set in London's vibrant East End in the 1980s, where the two act opera explores themes of life and death, violence and racism.

Eddy is a young man eager to be successful and make something of his life but is deterred after hearing of his negative future, as told by a fortune teller. The future seems bleak and things get worse when Eddy falls for a waitress who has just murdered her husband, but he is determined to create a better life for himself than the fortune teller predicted.

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Opening night: 6 December 2018

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Libretto by Steven Berkoff from his play Greek

Adapted by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore

Composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage

Conducted by Stuart Stratford

Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

Associate Director Daisy Evans

Set design by Johannes Schütz

Costume design by Alex Lowde

Lighting design by Matthew Richardson

Video design by Dick Straker

Movement by Jenny Ogilvie

Dramaturgy by Caroline Steinbeis

Co-produced by Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera

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