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Oedipus Rex 1986Edinburgh International Festival

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The 1986 Festival had a substantial Canadian presence, and at this evening in the Usher Hall the Toronto Symphony under its chief conductor, Andrew Davis, performed a Stravinsky double bill. The Soldier’s Tale was fully danced on an open stage, and for Oedipus the Edinburgh Festival Chorus stayed in the choir stalls and the soloists performed as in a concert performance – not really that different from most fully staged performances of the piece. The cast included a rare operatic performance by Alfreda Hodgson, and an early appearance by Anthony Michaels-Moore. The narrator for both pieces was the excellent English actor John Neville, who, having been a leading performer in major companies in the 1960s (and having appeared in Edinburgh with the Prospect Company in 1970) had long been resident in Canada.

Performance DatesOedipus Rex 1986

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

28 Aug, 19.30

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