Oedipe at the Dutch National Opera
Oedipe, the towering opera achievement of the composer George Enescu, is triumphant on the stage of the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, in this unrivalled staging by the opera director Àlex Ollé.
A prophecy fulfilled
The opera, based on the Greek myth of King Oedipus as told by the poet Sophocles, follows the life story of the titular character from birth until death.
When Oedipus is born, a blind clairvoyant called Tiresias predicts that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother. As much as Oedipus attempts to escape this fate, he goes through a terrible and unfortunate sequence of events that sees the prophecy being fulfilled.
About the production of Oedipe at the Dutch National Opera
Oedipe is sung in French, with surtitles in Dutch and English. This co-production at the Dutch National Opera, directed by the illustrious Àlex Ollé, already graced the stage at La Monnaie in Brussels and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
About the opera singers
The exceptional soloists include Johan Reuter as Oedipe, Sophie Koch, making her Dutch national opera debut as Oedipe’s mother Jocaste, while Violet Urmana returns to the Amsterdam stage as La Sphinge. The Chorus of the Dutch National Opera is featured strongly throughout the opera.
About the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has been associated with the Dutch National Opera since 1985 and is revered as one of the world’s leading opera orchestras. As well as regular opera and ballet performances, the NedPhO also performs at Concertgebouw and at other major concert halls in the Netherlands and abroad.
Book your opera seats online
Tickets to Oedipe are available on the Dutch National Opera website. Book your opera tickets in advance before all the good seats are taken!