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Antigone

Antigone

Tragédie lyrique in two acts

Libretto after texts by Aischylos, Sophokles and Euripides by Mikis Theodorakis


  • Edition: study score
  • Language: Greek
€95.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 1.43 kg

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Description
Mikis Theodorakis’ libretto for Antigonae is based on Sophocles’ tragedy of the same name, but also incorporates sections of ’Seven against Thebes’ by Aeschylus and ’The Phoenicians’ by Euripides. The work focuses on the conflict of two utterly different characters: the personification of earthly power (Eteocles) on the one hand and of religious duty on the other hand (Polyneices/Antigone). ’In the political dimensions of the drama which provide a particular inspiration for Theodorakis, the composer recognises the eternal element of the myth and above all a relationship to modern Greek history.’ (Ilias Giannopoulos)
Details
Catalogue of works: AST 298
ISMN: 979-0-001-21201-4
Performance duration: 135'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Series: Music Of Our Time
Year of composition: 1994-1996
instrumentation: pic.2.2.ca.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.4perc(vib, cow bell, bell, sus cym, cym (pair), tam-t, tamb, tom-t, bng, military drum, b.d, wdbl)-str
occupation: Antigone · soprano - Oedipus · bass - Creon · baritone - Eteocles · baritone - Polynices · tenor - Jocasta · mezzo-soprano - Haemon · tenor - Coryphaeus · bass-baritone - mixed choir
page number: 456
Mikis Theodorakis’ libretto for Antigonae is based on Sophocles’ tragedy of the same name, but also incorporates sections of ’Seven against Thebes’ by Aeschylus and ’The Phoenicians’ by Euripides. The work focuses on the conflict of two utterly different characters: the personification of earthly power (Eteocles) on the one hand and of religious duty on the other hand (Polyneices/Antigone). ’In the political dimensions of the drama which provide a particular inspiration for Theodorakis, the composer recognises the eternal element of the myth and above all a relationship to modern Greek history.’ (Ilias Giannopoulos)
Catalogue of works: AST 298
ISMN: 979-0-001-21201-4
Performance duration: 135'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Series: Music Of Our Time
Year of composition: 1994-1996
instrumentation: pic.2.2.ca.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.4perc(vib, cow bell, bell, sus cym, cym (pair), tam-t, tamb, tom-t, bng, military drum, b.d, wdbl)-str
occupation: Antigone · soprano - Oedipus · bass - Creon · baritone - Eteocles · baritone - Polynices · tenor - Jocasta · mezzo-soprano - Haemon · tenor - Coryphaeus · bass-baritone - mixed choir
page number: 456