BLO’s annual Opera Annex production transports audiences to London’s East End during the tumultuous 1980s. Hailed as a cult classic, Greek is a political and indelible retelling of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus the King. Eddy explores London, murder, and sex before discovering the family ties that seal his fate. With music influences that range from jazz to daring percussion to sounds of the streets, Greek is a defiant, profane detonation of a story millennia old.
Award-winning baritone Marcus Farnsworth makes his BLO debut as he reprises the role he sang in a critically-acclaimed production seen at the Edinburgh Festival. BLO favoritesCaroline Worra and Christopher Burchett join Amanda Crider in her BLO debut to complete the cast of four singers who inhabit 11 characters at a breakneck pace. Directed bySam Helfrich and conducted by Andrew Bisantz, Greek reunites the team that launched BLO’s acclaimed Opera Annex series.