24 Oct 2011

Oedipe, La Monnaie, Brussels


By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 24 October 2011]

Oratorio or opera? Enescu’s only work for the stage is such a fascinating score that the question seems of secondary importance. First performed at the Paris Opera in 1936 and very rarely heard since, Oedipe is Enescu’s musical testament, a richly harmonised compendium of tradition and modernity.