Odon - a Modern Medieval Tale
A symphonic work for ballet, in two acts.
The ballet ‘Odon’ is a story about greed, power, ambition, love, treachery, courage and hope, all set in a medieval era.
Odon tells the story of the relationship between a king and queen who abuse their power. Their subjects feel neglected and abused by this monarchy which results in the birth of a new breed of ambitious people who use the masses to overthrow the monarchs. In the end, the usurpers are overthrown by other ambitious people for the same reasons. The underlying theme of the story revolves around the principle that human behaviour does not really change, as we can see from the same happenings in our modern times.
This ballet is the final episode in a three work sequel following on from Mark John McEncroe's Symphonic Suite No.1 - A Modern Medieval Tale, and Symphonic Suite No.2 - And The Medieval Tale continues.
World premier performance: State Opera Stara Zagora Bulgaria, August 17th 2022.
Other works in this series: