7 Sep 2017

The Greek tragedy told in song

From Upbeat, 1:40 pm on 7 September 2017

The University of Canterbury’s Classics and Music departments are putting on an operatic drama called The Oresteia Experience.  It’s based on the Greek playwright Aeschylus’ story of murder and revenge in ancient Greece, set to music by Xenakis. The experience begins in the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities with Head of Classics Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Menzies from the School of Music setting the scene before top counter tenor Randall Scotting and chorus sing the visceral score.


Oresteia Photo: Supplied