King Priam (2003)

Original id: 
Start date: 
14 March 2003
End date: 
15 April 2003
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
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

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Rita Cullis Actor Hecuba
Giuseppe di Iorio Light Designer
Micha Hamel Director
Antony McDonald Set Designer
Natascha Petrinsky Actor Andromache
Tom Randle Actor Achilles
Mark Stone Actor Hector
Michael Tippett Composer
Michael Tippett Librettist
David Wilson-Johnson Actor Priam
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Nationale Reisopera (Enschede, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands) 14 March, 2003 to 14 April, 2003
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Opera. Vol.54 no.9 (September 2003) Magazine library 1106-1107
Opera Magazine 2002 (vol. 53) Magazine library 902 Vol.53 No.8: August 2002

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