Greek at Edinburgh Festival — cockney opera mixes the baleful and

Greek at Edinburgh Festival — cockney opera mixes the baleful and

Greek review – Oedipus opera update as relevant and risque as ever

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Edinburgh International Festival launches its opera programme with a piece it co-commissioned and whose UK 

Susan Bullock, Andrew Hore and Allison Cook in Greek at Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Photo: Jane Hobson. Reviews · Opera. by Thom Dibdin – Aug 7, 2017. Tweet This · Share Now. Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera adaptation of Steven Berkoff's Greek, a tale. WHAT a radical work is Mark-Anthony Turnage's first opera, co-commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival and seen at Leith Theatre in 1988, even after thirty years. Playwright Steven Berkoff – given a huge cheer when he made his unsteady way on to the. Seventy this year, the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is looking back to several past glories, one of them Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Greek, unveiled to the UK for the first time at the 1988 festival. It's since become a contemporary classic,

Edinburgh should be granted formal recognition as Britain's national arts festival, according to the co-producer of one of the first hit shows of the season. John Berry, the former artistic director of English National Opera (ENO), said that the …

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Greek review – Oedipus opera update as relevant and risque as ever

Mark-Anthony Turnage's 1988 opera Greek and the Steven Berkoff play on which it is based were both scathing denunciations of Thatcher's torn-apart Britain, presented under the guise of updating the Oedipus myth to modern London. Well, the nation is

Relevant and still risque … Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, in Edinburgh. Photograph: Beth Chalmers. Opera. Greek review – Oedipus opera update as relevant and risque as ever. 4 / 5 stars. Festival theatre, Edinburgh A

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Edinburgh International Festival launches its opera programme with a piece it co-commissioned and whose UK premiere it gave in 1988. Since then, Mark-Anthony Turnage's first opera — based on Steven

Edinburgh International Festival: Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Greek – a ballsy star turn at the 1988 EIF – has resurfaced almost 30 years on in a new production by Joe Hill-Gibbons, which has fresh thoughts to offer. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. ****.

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