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The Oresteia : memory theatre (opera) in 7 parts based on Aeschylus' drama

by Barrie Kosky, Liza Lim and Liza Lim (1993)

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Performance by Elision Ensemble from the CD Singing in Tongues

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Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: Soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, counter tenor, tenor and baritone voices ; alto flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, oboe/cor anglais, trumpet/piccolo trumpet, trombone, Turkish baglama saz, electric guitar, viola/viola d'amore, cello, double bass, percussion ; dancer.

Duration: 75 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Treason of Images, Elision Ensemble with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

Text devised by Liza Lim & Barrie Kosky drawn from the following sources: Tony Harrison - Agamemnon; Aeschylus - The Oresteia ; Sappho - The stars and the moon.


Performances of this work

16 May 93: Theatreworks, Melbourne.. Featuring Sandro Gorli.

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