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Until Mon 28th Jan

The Minotaur

@ Royal Opera House, London

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The Minotaur

The Minotaur – half-bull, half-man – has been imprisoned in a labyrinth on the island of Crete. Young men and women are sacrificed to him each year to repay an old debt. Can Theseus end this bloodshed?

Harrison Birtwistle's reading of this ancient Greek myth focuses on the troubled inner world of the Minotaur, and his longing to discover his true identity and voice. Poet David Harsent provides a libretto of lyrical intensity, continuing a rich, creative partnership with Birtwistle – the pair have worked on a number of operas together, including Gawain, which was also commissioned by The Royal Opera and first performed here in 1991.

The Minotaur brings a dark and visceral dramatic world to the stage. The Overture is played against a backdrop of menacing waves, which herald the darkness to come. Alison Chitty's elegant designs reimagine the centre of the labyrinth as an amphitheatre-like space, where the Minotaur gores his victims. But the Minotaur also has a human side – during his dreams he acquires language and gives voice to his dark existence in monologues of poignant power. The central role, written for the acclaimed bass John Tomlinson, wears a bull's head mask, reminiscent of those used in ancient Greek rituals.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Royal Opera House


Address:
69-77 Paul Street
Covent Garden

London
WC2E 9DD 51.513283, -0.123419

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Website: roh.org.uk

Bookings: 0207 304 4000

Disabled Bookings: 0207 304 4000


Train

  → Charing Cross 8 min walk


Tube

  → Covent Garden 2 min walk