This compelling re-telling of Sophocles' timeless Theban tragedies focuses on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. Murder and incest, political ambition, love and loyalty, hatred and revenge drive everyone on a collision course which can only lead to catastrophe. New production supported by The Boltini Trust, PRS for Music Foundation and ENO's Contemporary Opera Group. Sung and surtitled in English.


Roland Wood (Oedipus), Peter Hoare (Creon), Julia Sporsen (Antigone), Matthew Best (Tiresias), Susan Bickley (Jocasta), Christopher Ainslie (Messenger), Anthony Gregory (Haemon), Jonathan McGovern (Polynices)


Music: Julian Anderson
Lyrics: Frank McGuinness
Producer(s): English National Opera, Bonn Oper
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Director: Pierre Audi
Design(s): Tom Pye, Lysander Ashton (video)
Costume: Christof Hetzer
Lighting: Jean Kalman
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Thebans (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1177136724. Details of all Thebans archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01907214721

Archive Listings

3 May 14
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London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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