Ep. 100 Oedipus Rex and Persephone by Stravinsky
A beloved king becomes reviled by his family and his people as previously hidden dark deeds come to light. A young woman loses her innocence and freedom through the machinations of the lord of the underworld. The timeless ancient Greek stories of King Oedipus and Persephone captured the imagination of Igor Stravinsky, a composer unafraid to present drama in new and unexpected formats. Join Opera for Everyone as we explore the characters, and the powerful music of these two short operas.
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