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Oedipus / Naples

  • Teatro Mercadante Piazza Municipio Napoli, Campania, 80133 Italy (map)

Based on Oedipus Tyrannus (Οἰδίπους Τύραννος) by Sophocles, Robert Wilson first directed Oedipus in the 2018 season at the Grand Theater in the ruins of Pompeii. Then it was shown at the historic Teatro Olimpico, constructed by architect Andrea Palladio, in Vicenza.

The show is ritual, slow and elegant. Lights are beautiful and the majestic scene is lighted such as it appears at the same time light, grand and magical. The movements of the actors on the stage are geometrical. For Wilson, Oedipus is the tragedy of the light which blinds to show. An Oedipus without tragedy: a suggestive dreamlike vision. Wilson has accustomed us to his perfection.
— Corriere della Sera (Magda Poli)

More information and tickets here.

Earlier Event: January 20
The Sandman / Düsseldorf
Later Event: January 22
The Troubadour / Bologna