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

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage

Munich Opera Festival
Monday, 03. July 2017
08:30 pm – 09:50 pm

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Duration est. 1 hours 20 minutes

Young Audience · Drama Plus

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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
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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, geboren in Brody/Ukraine, studierte Dirigieren u. a. an der Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. 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. In den Spielzeiten 2013/14-2016/17 war sie an der Bayerischen Staatsoper als Assistentin des Generalmusikdirektors Kirill Petrenko engagiert. Hier dirigierte sie u. a. La clemenza di Tito, La traviata und Le Comte Ory. 2015 debütierte sie an der Kungliga Operan in Stockholm mit Der Nussknacker, es folgten weitere Debüts u. a. am Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Der fliegende Holländer). Seit der Spielzeit 2017/18 ist sie Chefdirigentin der Oper Graz. (Stand: 2017)

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