Great Performances: Season 21, Episode 15

Oedipus Rex (26 May 1993)

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Philip Langridge ...
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Jocasta
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Oedipus Dancer
Bryn Terfel ...
Harry Peeters ...
Robert Swensen ...
Shepherd
Michio Tatara ...
Messenger
Kayoko Shiraishi ...
The Speaker
Katerina Bakatsaki ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Michael Curry ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Toyosaburo Hanayagi ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Hisako Horikawa ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Asako Hotta ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Yayoe Inage ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
Hanako Kitazawa ...
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers
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3 June 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a video version of a stage production, with extra shooting for the video edition. The result gains both the drama of the stage with the impact of well produced film. The set by George Tsypin, with sculptures and masks by Julie Taymor are superb.

Jessye Norman is terrific, and one gets to hear (and see) the young Bryn Terfel. This production is stunning, emotional and majestic. If you don't see this you have missed out.


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