Sunday, July 13, 2014

Terry Gilliam to direct Berlioz opera at ENO

May 01. 2013 10:39AM
Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

(AP) The English National Opera says its 2013-14 season will include the world premiere of Oedipus-inspired opera "Thebans" and the return of Monty Python member Terry Gilliam to direct a new production.

"Thebans," based on the tragedies of Sophocles, is a first opera from composer Julian Anderson, with libretto by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness. It opens in May 2014.

Gilliam, who directed "The Damnation of Faust" at the ENO in 2011, will lead a production of Hector Berlioz's "Benvenuto Cellini" in June 2014.

The season features 10 new productions, including "Cosi Fan Tutti," directed by Katie Mitchell, and "The Magic Flute" directed by Simon McBurney a co-production with the Netherlands Opera.

The company also plans revivals of successful recent productions of Benjamin Britten's "Peter Grimes" and Philip Glass' "Satyagraha."

Associated Press

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds