Music: Igor Stravinsky
Libretto: Jean Cocteau (translated into Latin by Jean Daniélou)
English translation of Narrator's text by E.E. Cummings
Company premiere / concert performance
World premiere: May 30, 1927, at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt (Paris, France)
Oedipus: Russell Thomas
Jocasta: J'Nai Bridges
Creon/Messenger: John Relyea
Tiresias: Morris Robinson
Shepherd: Robert Stahley
Narrator: Stephen Fry*
Conductor: James Conlon
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon
Animations: Manual Cinema*
Lighting: Azra King-Abadi
Director of forthcoming streaming presentation (June 17, 2021): Matthew Diamond
* LA Opera debut
Performance date and time:
June 6, 2021, at 2pm
NOTE: Strict safety protocols will be enforced for all attendees. Click here to learn more.
A special video presentation of the opera will subsequently stream on LA Opera's On Now digital platform, beginning June 17.
Performed in Latin with English supertitles and spoken English narration.
Running time: 50 minutes, with no intermission
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.
Last updated: June 4, 2021