If classical tragedies have survived from antiquity, it is because their themes of human nature are just as relevant to us today. With Antigone, Sophocles paved the way for an eternal discussion on the law of the Gods versus the law of humans, the hopelessness of trying to appease a broken heart and a broken society, and the conflict between national interest and moral duty. In other words, what happens when politics comes up against the most sacred aspects of humanity? Zad Moultaka (composer) and Paul Audi (librettist) deliver a fresh perspective on a timeless myth in this eagerly anticipated world premiere. Here, irreconcilable forces weigh down not on Antigone but her betrothed, Haemon. Unlike in the original play, Haemon does not commit suicide when his beloved Antigone is locked in a state of intransigence. Through his compassion and fragility, he emerges as a symbol for a new order in a world stuck in its ways -- as incompatible as they may be.
Overtitled in French, German