Choral director David Cavelius invites you to a literary-symphonic evening with the choral soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin, dedicated to Sophocles' 2500-year-old resistance tragedy Antigone.
Antigone opposes the ruler of Thebes, her uncle Creon, without regard for her own life. He has forbidden, on pain of death, the burial of her brother Polyneikes, attacker of the city. Antigone wants to give her brother a dignified burial and in doing so upsets an entire state.
The centrepiece is the chorus, which uncharacteristically takes sides. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy could not resist this and set the work to music in his incidental music for Antigone. Mendelssohn's music is juxtaposed with literary texts around the Antigone myth.
Choral director David Cavelius thus invites us to a literary-symphonic evening with the choral soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin, which poses the question of the compatibility of self-will and the common good.