Edipo to Colono

Work of | Sofocle
Artistic director | Roberto Andò
Translation | Federico Condello
Direction | Yannis Kokkos


Oedipus, a beggar and blind, arrives in the sacred wood of Colono, supported by his daughter Antigone, here according to the oracle he will end his life. At first the choir of old Athenians tries to push him away, then gives in, moved with pity. Ismene, daughter of Oedipus, also arrives and announces the discord of the brothers Eteocles and Polynice who are fighting for the dominion of Thebes.

Ismene reveals the new oracle according to which, dead or alive, Oedipus would bring salvation to his allies; for this reason, from his city, they would seek his favor or have him in their power. A sudden thunder is the sign sent by the gods announcing the imminent death of Oedipus.


Oedipus | Massimo De Francovich
Antigone | Roberta Caronia
Foreigner | Sergio Mancinelli
Corifeo | Davide Sbrogiò
Ismene | Eleonora De Luca
Teseo | Sebastiano Lo Monaco
Creonte | Stefano Santospago
Polinice | Fabrizio Falco
Messenger | Danilo Nigrelli

Chorus of old men | Massimo Cimaglia, Francesco Di Lorenzo, Lorenzo Falletti, Tatu La Vecchia, Eugenio Maria Santovito, Carlo Vitiello
Choir | Allievi  ADDA II e III anno