An opera in two acts based on the play of the same name Steven Berkoff

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage

Munich Opera Festival
Tuesday, 27. June 2017
08:30 pm – 09:50 pm

Duration est. 1 hours 20 minutes

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Premiere at 26. June 2017

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Musikalische Leitung
Oksana Lyniv
Wolfgang Nägele
Franziska Boos
Benjamin Richter
Rainer Karlitschek

Mom/ Waitress 2/ Sphinx 1
Miranda Keys
Wife/ Waitress 1/ Sphinx 2
Okka von der Damerau
Tim Kuypers
Dad/ Café Manager/ Chief of Police
Robert Bork
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

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An opera in two acts based on the play of the same name Steven Berkoff Composer: Mark-Anthony Turnage

Fate could not be more cruel: fulfilling a prophecy, Oedipus unknowingly murders his father and marries his mother. Since ancient times, this myth about the Theban ruler has been adapted by countless authors, unleashing its power on the stage and counteracted the idea of free will. The London actor and playwright Steven Berkoff locates his version of the tale in the socially deprived areas of his home city, letting the social pressures and cruelties of the present flow into the myth. Marc Anthony Turnage's operatic version is based on Berkoff's drama. It plays freely with the musical styles of the 20th Century, thereby unleashing its very own power. The work was first performed in 1988 at the Munich Biennale and was the composer's international breakthrough. Almost thirty years later, a young production team once again take on the piece's timeless questions as part of the Festival Workshop.


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Oksana Lyniv absolvierte von 2005 bis 2009 ein Aufbau- und Meisterklassenstudium an der Dresdner Musikhochschule. Von 2008 bis 2013 war sie stellvertretende Chefdirigentin am Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Als Dirigentin leitete sie u. a. Opernaufführungen an der Estnischen Nationaloper, der Oper Bonn und der Königlichen Oper in Stockholm. Seit der Spielzeit 2013/14 ist sie an der Bayerischen Staatsoper als Assistentin des Generalmusikdirektors Kirill Petrenko engagiert. Hier dirigierte sie u. a. Boris Blachers Die Flut sowie La clemenza di Tito und La traviata. Für die Neuproduktionen von Selma Jezkova und Le Comte Ory wurde sie mit dem Festspielpreis der Münchner Opernfestspiele sowie mit dem „Stern des Jahres 2015“ im Bereich Klassik ausgezeichnet.

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