John Tomlinson, Johan Reuter, Christine Rice, Andrew Watts, and Philip Langridge perform in this Royal Opera House production of the Harrison Birtwistle opera conducted by Antonio Pappano. This set includes 2 DVDs.
John Tomlinson,Johan Reuter,Christine Rice,Andrew Watts,Philip Langridge,Amanda Echalaz
This world premiere of a gripping new work by composer Harrison Birtwistle and librettist David Harsent, commissioned by The Royal Opera, brings the monstrous, Greek mythological character to the stage. The Minotaur, part man, part beast, trapped in his labyrinth and constrained by his bloodthirsty role there, longs to discover his true identity and his own voice. Athens must pay a blood sacrifice to Crete and among the innocents is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but who also attracts the attention of Ariadne, half-sister and keeper of the monster; it is with her help he succeeds.