Oedipus Rex / From Antigone

Oedipus Rex / From Antigone

Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet

Stage Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Samy Moussa 'From Antigone'

Jean Cocteau

Set and Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Sean Panikkar (Oedipus), Sarah Connolly (Jocaste), Bastiaan Everink (Creon), Rafal Siwek (Tiresias) and Ramsey Nast (narrator)

Premiere date and venue
9 March 2024, Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opera and ballet join forces for this new production of Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.

In this unique artistic collaboration, Wayne McGregor bridges the world of classical tragedy with the language of contemporary ballet and 20th- and 21st-century music, while composer Samy Moussa creates a fresh and poignant response, From Antigone, to accompany Stravinsky’s masterpiece.

Oedipus Rex / From Antigone is under the musical leadership of Eric Nielsen, one of the world’s foremost specialists in contemporary repertoire. He leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in his Dutch National Opera debut.

Oedipus Rex is a co-production with Dutch National Ballet and Den Norske Opera & Ballett (Oslo).

From Antigone, the new composition by Samy Moussa, is commissioned by Dutch National Opera, Dutch National Ballet and Den Norske Opera & Ballett (Oslo).

Image: Bart Hess / Dutch National Ballet.