Opera – Oratorio Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky and the Greek Original (SPhP XI, 1996)
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Greek tragedy
Oedipus Rex
ancient performances
Igor Stravinsky

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Skwara, E. (2017). Opera – Oratorio Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky and the Greek Original (SPhP XI, 1996). Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae Et Latinae, 27(3), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.14746/sppgl.2017.XXVII.3.1


This article is a voice in the discussion on the methods of stage implementation of Greek tragedy. The discussed staging of “Oedipus Rex” opera by Stravinsky (Tokyo ‚94) is dominated by non-verbal means of expression (music, set design, costume, stage movement), thus setting a supporting role for the libretto. Nevertheless, the performance arouses similar feelings and emotions as Sophocles’ drama.

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Primary sources:

Seneca, Oedipus, in: Seneca’s Tragedies.1960. London.

Sophocles. The Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles. Ed. with introduction and notes by Sir R. Jebb. 1887. Cambridge.

Stravinsky, I. Oedipus Rex, Opera ˗ Oratorio in two acts after Sophocles by Igor Stravinsky – Jean Cocteau. 1948. London.

Secondary sources:

Axer 1991: Axer, J. 1991. Filolog w teatrze. Warszawa.

Strawiński 1974: Strawiński, I. 1974. Kroniki mego życia. Transl. by J. Kydryński, Warszawa.

Vlad 1974: Vlad, R. 1974. Strawiński. Warszawa.