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    Georges Enesco

    Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

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Œdipe

Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

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Opera Georges Enesco

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Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

3h05 with 1 interval

Language : French

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 20 Sept. 2021

    Opening night : 23 Sept. 2021

The show will be broadcast live on October 14 at 7:30 pm on L'Opéra chez soi and medici.tv 

About

In few words:

In 1909, after attending a performance of OEdipus Rex at the Comédie-Française, George Enescu hastened to transcribe the first bars of his one and only opera. Sophocles’ play had the effect of an electroshock on the Romanian composer, spurring him to begin work on his score before he even had a libretto. The completed work would ultimately have its world premiere at the Paris Opera in 1936. The influences of his teacher Fauré, of Stravinsky, Debussy and Romania’s ancestral musical traditions all fuelled an orchestral and vocal composition of unparalleled originality. Surprisingly, despite receiving a rapturous reception, the work was rarely staged at opera houses during the 20th century. For his Paris Opera debut, Wajdi Mouawad evokes the life of OEdipus – the man unaware of his own identity – in a continuum of organic, vegetal, ethereal and aquatic images.

CHARACTERS

Œdipus: Son of Laius and Jocasta
Laius: King of Thebes
Jocasta: Queen of Thebes, mother and wife of Œdipus
Creon: Brother of Jocasta
Tiresias: A soothsayer
Merope: Œdipus’ adoptive mother, Queen of Corinth
Phorbas: Shepherd in the service of Polybus and Merope, rulers of Corinth
The Shepherd: Commanded by Laius to kill the newborn Œdipus
Antigone: Daughter of Œdipus and Jocasta
Theseus: King of Athens
The Sphinx
The High Priest
The Night Watchman
  • Opening
  • First part 85 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 80 mn
  • End
  • Œdipe

    Opera in four acts

    • Libretto :

      Edmond Fleg

    • Music :

      Georges Enesco - (1881-1955)

    • Conductor :

      Ingo Metzmacher

    • Chorus master :

      Ching-Lien Wu

    • Director :

      Wajdi Mouawad

    • Set design :

      Emmanuel Clolus

    • Costume design :

      Emmanuelle Thomas

    • Make-up, hairdressing :

      Cécile Kretschmar

    • Lighting :

      Éric Champoux

    • Video :

      Stéphane Pougnand

    • Dramaturgy :

      Charlotte Farcet

Performances

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Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Audio clips

Œdipe (saison 21/22) - Acte 4 (Christopher Maltman)

Œdipe (saison 21/22) -Acte 2 ( Christopher Maltman et Anne Sofie von Otter)

Œdipe (saison 21/22) - Acte 1 (Ekaterina Gubanova)

Media coverage

  • On top of this musically and visually intense artistic experience, you leave the show with the impression of having fully lived and understood the famous myth.

    La Libre
  • An unquestionable triumph for this chorus of exemplar richness, and for the Paris Opera Orchestra as well.

    Diapason
  • The British baritone is shining through his art of supreme words and the male seductive shades of his voice. Each one of his brazen phrasings, looks and gestures reflects the wide psychological range of the protagonist.

    Diapason

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