`Oedipus Rex`, opera-oratorio in two acts by Sophocles (1926-27), K047 (Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)


`Oedipus Rex`, opera-oratorio in two acts by Sophocles (1926-27), K047

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Jocasta - Tatiana Troyanos,Oedipus - Lajos Kozma, CreonThe Messenger - Franz Crass, Tiresias - Luidgi Roni, The Shepherd - Franco Jacopucci, Narrator - Giancarlo Sbragia. RAI Simphony Orchestra&Chorus, Rome, Claudio Abbado, conductor. February 8, 1969
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Ivo ZIDEK (Oedipus); Vera SOUKUPOVA (Jocasta); Karel BERMAN (Creon); Jean DESAILLY (Narrator in French); Eduard HAKEN (Tiresias); Zdenek KROUPA (Messenger); Antonin ZLESAK (Shepherd); CZECH SINGERS CHOIR (Josef VESELKA, choirmaster); CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Taken from a LP recorded by SUPRAPHON in 1966 and re-released by VOX/TURNABOUT (USA) in 1973.
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Live - 25 December 2001 - Johan Leysen (Speaker), Robert Dean Smith (Oedipus), Waltraud Meier (Jocasta). Juha Uuistalo (Creon, Messenger), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Tiresias), Marcel Reijans (Shepherd) - Netherlands Radio Chorus
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Jessye Norman (Jocasta), Thomas Moser (Oedipe), Siegmund Nimsgern (Creon), Roland Bracht (Tiresias), Michel Piccoli (narrator) // Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio // recording: 1983, ORFEO
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15-17 November 1961 (Music) - 17 July 1962 (Narration) - Ralph Richardson (Speaker), Ronald Dowd (Oedipus), Patricia Johnson (Jocasta), Raimund Herincx (Creon, Messenger), Harold Blackburn (Tiresias), Alberto Remedios (Shepherd) - Sadler`s Wells Opera Chorus
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New York - 21 February 2004 - Live - Philip Bosco, Clifton Forbis, Stephanie Blythe, Evgeny Nikitin, Barry Banks, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
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Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della RAI
Con. Herbert von Karajan
Niccolai Gedda, tenor
Mario Petri, bass
Magda Laszlo, soprano
Nestore Catalani, bass-baritone
Aldo Bertocci, tenor
Rec. 1952
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Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, 8 January 2011.
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1993 - Jules Bastin (Speaker), Philip Langridge (Oedipus), Florence Quivar (Jocasta), James Morris (Creon, Messenger), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Tiresias), Donald Kaasch (Shepherd) - Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano) *

Oedipus Robert Gambill
Jocasta Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Creon / Messenger Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Tiresias Juha Uusitalo
Shepherd Edgaras Montvidas
BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Royal Albert Hall, London

2003
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George Shirley - Oedipus, Shirley Verrett - Jocaste, Donald Gramm - Créon, John Reardon - messenger, Chester Watson - Tirésias, Loren Driskoll - The Shepherd, John Westbrook - narrator. January 20, 1962, Washington.
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Peter Pears - Oedipus, Martha Moedl - Jocasta, Heinz Rehfuss - Creon, Otto von Rohr - Tiresias, Helmut Krebs - shepherd, Jean Cocteau - narrator. October 8, 1951, Cologne & May 1952, Paris (narration).
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Live - 6 April 1955 - Arnoldo Foa (Narrator), Magda Laszlo (Mezzo), Scipio Colombo (Tenor), Tommaso Frascati (Tenor), Giuseppe Modesti (Bess), Alfredo Nobile (Bass) - Rai Rome Chorus
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