This month, Brian Mulligan makes his debut as Créon in George Enescu’s rarely performed work, Oedipe, featuring a new production by Achim Freyer at the Salzburg Festival. Oedipe tells not only the oedipal tragedy but also the whole life cycle of this tragic-mythical figure, musically placing it at the center. Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera Chorus, and the Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor for this rare masterwork of the 20th century.

On August 11, 14, 17 & 24 at the Felsenreitschule, Mulligan shares the stage with a world-class ensemble including Christopher Maltman as the title role, John Tomlinson as Tirésias, Vincent Ordonneau as Le Berger, David Steffens as Le Grand Prêtre, Gordon Bintner as Phorbas, TIlmann Rönnebeck as Le Veilleur, Boris Pinkhasovich as Thésée, Michael Colvin as Laïos, Anaïk Morel as Jocaste, Ève-Maud Hubeaux as La Sphinge, Chiara Skerath as Antigone, and Anna Maria Dur as Mérope. On August 17, Oe1 will broadcast the recorded performance from August 11, beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information about the broadcast, click here.

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