3 October 1987
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Rihm's libretto combines portions of Hölderlin's translation of Oedipus Tyrannus with quotations from a fragmentary work by Nietzsche (Oedipus: The Last Philosopher Talks to Himself) and also quotations from the Ödipuskommentar by Heiner Müller.
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres