Los Angeles Opera Announces Casting Update for ‘Oedipus Rex’

By David Salazar

The Los Angeles Opera has announced that Stephen Fry has joined the cast of “Oedipus Rex.”

Per a press release, Fry,  a notable English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director, and writer best known for his work in such films as “Gosford Park,” “V for Vendetta,” “Wilde,” and “Chariots of Fire,” will record audio for the role of the Narrator at Abbey Road Studios in London for both the digital release of the production and the live, in-person performance.

The opera will be performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and will represent the Los Angeles Opera’s premiere of the Stravinsky work. James Conlon will conduct the performance, which will star Russell Thomas in the title role, J’Nai Bridges as Jocasta, John Relyea as Creon and the Messenger, Morris Robinson as Tiresias, and Robert Stahley and the Shepherd.

James Conlon conducts the in-person performance on June 6 and the stream on the LA Opera’s On Now digital platform starting on June 17, 2021.