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Thebans at The ENO

The world premiere of Julian Anderson’s first opera opens at ENO this May. A dramatic retelling of Sophocles’ timeless Theban Plays, Thebans is a story of incest, political ambition, love and loyalty which follows the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone.

Anderson, ‘a composer to cherish’ (The Times), is recognised for his fresh melodic gifts, vivid orchestration and rhythmic drive, all of which he brings to Thebans, his first opera. Among his recent orchestral showpieces is The Discovery of Heaven (2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award), while Harmony was premiered at the opening night of the 2013 Proms season. A playwright of international repute, McGuinness is also acclaimed for his vivid translations of Ibsen, Strindberg and Sophocles. His Oedipus, based on the Theban tragedy, was staged by the National Theatre in 2008.

De Nederlandse Opera Artistic Director Pierre Audi makes his much-anticipated ENO debut with this world premiere production of Thebans. Music Director Edward Gardner leads the ENO Chorus and Orchestra and an outstanding cast of ENO regulars, including Roland Wood as the tormented Oedipus, Susan Bickley as his wife/mother Jocasta, ENO Harewood Artist Julia Sporsén as the doomed Antigone, and Peter Hoare as Creon.


London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane


(3 May – 3 June 2014)

Box Office: 020 7845 9300

Competition closing date

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 11:59pm

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