Oedipe (1936 - 1937)

Original id: 
Start date: 
13 March 1936
End date: 
31 December 1937
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
Grove Music Online describes this work as a tragédie lyrique in four acts. It goes on to say that "Oedipe was dropped from the Opéra’s repertory after 1937 and was not revived anywhere until French radio broadcast it in May 1955 [ID 9497] shortly after the composer’s death. The first new stage production was in Brussels in 1956 [ID 6076]".
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
George Enescu Composer
Edmund Fleg Librettist drawing on Sophocles' two Oedipus plays
Philippe Gaubert Conductor
André Pernet Actor Oedipe
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Opéra (Paris, Île-de-France, France) 13 March, 1936 première
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Inszenierung der Antike: das Griechische Drama auf der Bühne der Neuzeit Book library 405; 154 & ff.
Oedipe Print-out archive
Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium Book library 304, 373
The Use of Greek Tragedy in the History of Opera Print-out archive 88
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: s.v. Oedipe, by George Enescu
Opera. Vol.55 no.1 (January 2004) Journal 70

How to cite this production

Oedipe (1936 - 1937), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/2182 <16 June 2024>