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Greek

Andrew Clements

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in two acts by mark-anthony Turnage to a libretto by the composer and Jonathan Moore after Steven Berkoff’s play Greek; Munich, Carl-Orff Saal, 17 June 1988.

Turnage’s reworking of the Oedipus myth relocates the story in the East End of London in the late 20th century. Eddy (high baritone), ‘spawned in a Tufnell Park that’s no more than a stone’s throw from the Angel’, leaves his working-class family to better himself in the

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