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.


Music: Julian Anderson
Lyrics: Frank McGuinness
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Work type: Opera or Operetta.


New production supported by The Boltini Trust, PRS for Music Foundation and ENO's Contemporary Opera Group. Sung and surtitled in English.Producer English National Opera. Producer Bonn Oper. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director Pierre Audi. Design Tom Pye. Costume Christof Hetzer. Lighting Jean Kalman. Design Lysander Ashton (video). Performer Roland Wood (Oedipus). Performer Peter Hoare (Creon). Performer Julia Sporsen (Antigone). Performer Matthew Best (Tiresias). Performer Susan Bickley (Jocasta). Performer Christopher Ainslie (Messenger). Performer Anthony Gregory (Haemon). Performer Jonathan McGovern (Polynices).
3 May 14 to 3 Jun 14London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0806163146

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