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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 28: Stravinsky – Oedipus rex

Thursday 7 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 28 Sakari Oramo © Heikki Tuuli

Scheduled end time: 9:40pm

Egmont – overture 9'

Brett Dean
Electric Preludes 25'
UK premiere


Oedipus rex 51'

Francesco D'Orazio electric violin

Rory Kinnear narrator
Allan Clayton Oedipus
Hilary Summers Jocasta
Juha Uusitalo Creon
Brindley Sherratt Tiresias
Duncan Rock Messenger
Samuel Boden Shepherd
BBC Singers (men's voices)
BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo

Sakari Oramo conducts one of the great 20th century dramatic showpieces – Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus rex.

Driving with powerful inevitability to its climax, this monumental work matches Sophocles's tragedy in its visceral horror.

In the violin concerto Duende – The Dark Notes, written for tonight's soloist Leila Josefowicz, Luca Francesconi summons the dark, magical force believed by some to be the demon of flamenco.