Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Sir Patrick Stewart: Stravinsky's Oedipus rex
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Three pieces written by Stravinsky were performed. Oedipus rex was the prime piece performed. It included the symphony orchestra and a 75-80 member men's chorus. Music and singing very similar to attending opera. Conductor spent some time...continued
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
William Burden, tenor
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Stanford Olsen, tenor
Sir Patrick Stewart, narrator
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
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Stravinsky – Oedipus rex
Stravinsky’s compelling “opera-oratorio” Oedipus rex is widely regarded as the pinnacle of his neoclassical period. Guided by celebrated stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart and a traditional Greek chorus, the story of our doomed protagonist and the awful truth about his past are heightened by Stravinsky’s monumental and provocative score.