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The Orchestra Brawls in a ‘Beer and Pizza’ Oedipus Opera

Nov 30, 2018 - The New York Times

LONDON — Oedipus is wearing a bright red tracksuit. His parents, brandishing beer bottles, are off to the pub to watch a football match. “So, I was born in Tufnell Park,” he says aggressively to the audience, adding: “It’s a cesspit!”

Yes, we are at the opera.

To be precise, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Greek” (1988), which makes its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday in a production from Opera Ventures and the Scottish Opera. In the 80-minute o...