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University of Leeds: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
|UK premiere of Taneyev's Oresteia|
|A cold and rainy Wednesday evening in Leeds is not usually the setting for lust, betrayal, and murder. I found myself at the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at the University of Leeds ready to experience the UK premiere of Act I of Sergey Taneyev’s masterpiece Oresteia, first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. It is a three act musical trilogy that brings to life Aeschylus’s Greek tragedy concerning the return of Agamemnon from the Trojan War, his murder, and his son Orestes’s retribution on Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
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