King Priam (1991)

Original id: 
3388
Start date: 
2 May 1991
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Creative metamorphosis
Production notes: 
A work largely based on Homer's Iliad but with the focus shifted to Priam and his family. The portrayal of Hecuba is based on Euripides' Hecuba and Trojan Women rather than the Iliad. The account of Paris' early life is drawn from material we know to have been used by Euripides in his fragmentary play Alexandros (Brown in Dionysus Since 69, p.296).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
English

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Michael Tippett Composer
Michael Tippett Librettist
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Grand Theatre (Leeds, City and Borough of Leeds, England) 2 May, 1991
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
King Priam Programme archive

How to cite this production

King Priam (1991), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/3388 <4 August 2020>