Grimeborn Opera Festival: Greek

Greek is a riotous, contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, based on the verse play by Steven Berkoff (East, Decadence).

Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore’s groundbreaking and radical work sent shockwaves through the opera world when it premiered in 1988.

Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of his original staging, director Jonathan Moore brings his East End masterpiece home, in a brand new production for the Grimeborn Opera Festival.

Libretto by Steven Berkoff from his stage play of the same title, adapted by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore

Music by Mark-Anthony Turnage

The Sunday Times called it “riveting total theatre … a resounding, unanimous triumph”.
Evening Standard on Jonathan Moore’s original production:  “The most exciting new opera London has seen for years… Moore’s production is direct, spectacular, inescapable.”

Live music, performed in English

Tel: 020 7503 1646

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street
E8 2DJ

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