Stravinsky's 'Oedipus Rex' (Sadler’s Wells, 1960): Exhibition and Study Afternoon | University of Oxford

Stravinsky's 'Oedipus Rex' (Sadler’s Wells, 1960): Exhibition and Study Afternoon

Jonathan Cross, Stephen Harrison, Jane Pritchard
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15:00 - 19:30
Faculty of Classics
66 St Giles
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Exhibition in the Outreach Room; Talks in the Lecture Theatre

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Exhibition opens at 3pm - Talks 5pm - Drinks 6.45pm

The first English full-stage, masked production of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex caused a sensation when it opened at Sadler’s Wells in January 1960. Directed by Michel Saint-Denis and conducted by Colin Davis, the designs by the Algerian theatre designer, Abd’Elkader Farrah captured the high modernist, ritualised aesthetic of Stravinsky’s oratorio.

Join us for an Exhibition and Study Afternoon devoted to this ground breaking production. Speakers: Jonathan Cross (Oxford) on Stravinsky’s 'Oedipus Rex'; Stephen Harrison (Oxford) on Jean Daniélou’s Latin version of Cocteau’s Libretto; and Jane Pritchard (Curator of Dance, Theatre and Performance Collections, V&A) on Farrah’s designs.