6207The Thebans, Julian Anderson’s compelling take on Sophocles’ timeless Theban tragedies, opens at Theater Bonn on Sunday 3 May, with further performances on 10, 16, 22, 31 May and 4 June. This will be the opera’s second presentation, having received its world premiere at the London Coliseum in May 2014 as a co-production between English National Opera and Theater Bonn.

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Peter Hoare will return to the role of Creon, which won him unanimous critical acclaim at the opera’s premiere:

“Peter Hoare is exceptional as Creon” – Guy Dammann, Guardian, May 2014

“Peter Hoare was outstanding as the despotic Creon, doomed by his own inflexibility. Hoare commands the whole of proceedings both with gesture and stage movement with a strong, flexible tenor voice” – David Karlin, Bachtrack, May 2014

Credit: Melissa Carpenter
Credit: Melissa Carpenter



William Dazeley stepped in at short notice to sing the central role of the mythical monarch Oedipus. William will combine performances in Bonn with rehearsals at Garsington Opera, where he will make his role debut as the Traveller in a new production of Death in Venice later this summer. Next season William joins Opera North to sing the role of Alfonso Cosi Fan Tutte.