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Part man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but also attracts the attention of Ariadne - and it is her help that ensures his success in the labyrinth.Performers John Tomlinson (Asterios the Minotaur), Christine Rice (Ariadne), Johan Reuter (Theseus), Andrew Watts (Snake Priestess), Elisabeth Meister (Ker), Alan Oke (Hiereus), Susana Gaspar, Nadine Livingston, Justina Gringyte, James Laing, William Towers.
Music Harrison Birtwistle. Lyrics David Harsent. Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Stephen Langridge. Design Alison Chitty. Lighting Paul Pyant. Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau. Design Leo Warner (video). Design Mark Grimmer (video).
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