Oedipus Rex / From 'Antigone'

Oedipus Rex / From 'Antigone'
2021

Company
Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet

Stage Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Samy Moussa 'From 'Antigone''

Libretto
Jean Cocteau

Set and Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

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

Premiere date and venue
10 March 2021, 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, In ‘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.