The ancient myth of Oedipus ignorantly slaying his father and falling in love with his mother is carried over to the brutal East End of London in the 1980s. The British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage composed the commissioned work in 1988 for four singers and a small orchestra for the Munich Biennale and shows his full compositional range with borrowings from different genres and social milieus: football chants by fans of Arsenal London meet elements Hip-hop and jazz. The production of the Edinburgh International Festival will be rehearsed by director Joe Hill-Gibbins with the singers of the State Opera.
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