Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. The exile finds a new home; 2. Of masks, masses and magic; 3. In which the music unfolds; 4. How it all came to be known; Appendix A. The libretto; Appendix B. The Latin text and its setting; Appendix C. Cast and orchestra; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail.
"There is much in this book that is considerable, and the author opens up areas that almost demand further research. In preparing Oedipus Rex for performance, one should use this book, with score in hand, as a starting point or reference source. The extensive notes and bibliography make the handbook a valuable tool." Choral Journal