While admitting that to talk about Oedipus was meaning to talk about something that seems to be incomprehensible – the time, the destination, the chance – we warn that Oedipus had never gone away. It was obligatory, so, to reflect in the staging the conviction that under the mud of the years, the myth of Oedipus reborns intact after every rain. The stratum of the centuries only achieve to cover it ephemeral, until the water cleans the land to discover it.
Music direction: Leo Hussain
Concept: Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
Art direction: Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
In collaboration with: Valentina Carrasco
Set design: Alfons Flores
Costumes: Lluc Castells
Lighting: Peter Van Praet
Chorus direction: Martino Faggiani
Tirésias: Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Créon: Robert Bork
Le Berger: John Graham-Hall
Le Grand-Prêtre: Jean Teitgen
Phorbas: Henk Neven
Le Veilleur: Frédéric Caton
Thésée: Nabil Suliman
Laios: Yves Saelens
Jocaste: Natascha Petrinsky
Antigone: Ilse Eerens
Mérope: Catherine Keen
Une femme thébaine: Kinga Borwoska
Orchestra: La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by: La Monnaie / De Munt, with the support of Deloitte.
Pictures: (c)La Monnaie-Bernd Uhlig
There is an abyss opened in front of us, mere finite human beings, when we admit that there exists an elastic and elliptical time which defies the notion we have of the temporality of the world that surrounds us.
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