Antigone (Honegger)

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Émile Colonne as Créon in Honegger's Antigone on 28 December 1927 in Brussels

Antigone is an opera (tragédie musicale) in three acts by Arthur Honegger to a French libretto by Jean Cocteau based on the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. Honegger composed the opera between 1924 and 1927. It premiered on 28 December 1927 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie with sets designed by Pablo Picasso and costumes by Coco Chanel.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 28 December 1927
Antigone contralto Simone Ballard
Ismène soprano Eglantine Deulin
Eurydice mezzo-soprano Melle Gerday
Créon baritone Émile Colonne
Hémon baritone P. Gilson
Tirésias bass Milorad Jovanovitch


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