Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex

Julie Taymor (stage director), Seiji Ozawa (conductor) – With Jessye Norman (Yocasta), Bryn Terfel (Creon), Philip Langridge (Oedipus)...

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Julie Taymor — Stage director, masks, sculptor
George Tsypin — Set designer
Emi Wada — Costumes
Jean Kalman — Lighting designer
Bobby Bukowski — Director of photography
Reiko Kruk — Make-up artist
Suzushi Hanayagi — Choreographer
Kayoko Shiraishi — Narrator
Jessye Norman — Jocasta
Philip Langridge — Oedipus
Bryn Terfel — Creon
Harry Peeters — Tiresias
Min Tanaka — Dancer (Oedipus)
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers

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A masterful Japanese production featuring Julie Taymor’s costumes and image-rich sets (worthy of Chéreau or Wieland Wagner!), Seiji Ozawa’s direction, and an impressive vocal cast (a stunning Jessye Norman as Jocasta, the tenor Philip Langridge as Oedipus, Bryn Terfel as Creon). “We singers have a different level of responsibility from other musicians. We have words that we must convey; we have meanings that we must convey through these lyrics” affirms the soprano – a particularly big responsibility for this adaptation of the Greek tragedy in which the value of words did not escape the Russian composer.  

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Directed by:
Julie Taymor,
Gary Bradley
Venue: Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto (Matsumoto)
Production date: 1992
Duration: 57 min
Production: © CAMI VIDEO and KHK
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, ES
Resolution: SD

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