Heidi Stober makes her house debut as Antigone in Enescu’s Oedipe at the Dutch National Opera this week, directed by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus and conducted by Marc Albrecht. Fellow Askonas Holt artists Alan Oke and Catherine Wyn-Rogers also join the cast. The original production debuted at La Monnaie Brussels in 2010.
Heidi has just had great success in her return to San Francisco Opera as Zdenka in Arabella. Following her appearance in Amsterdam, Heidi will return to her ‘home’ house, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, as Micaela in Carmen and Pamina Die Zauberflöte in January 2019.
Alan reprises the role of Shepherd, having performed it in the 2016 production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Alan recently sang the role of Sellem at the Dutch National Opera in The Rake’s Progress and will return to the house next season. In the new year, Alan will sing Captain Vere Billy Budd for Polish National Opera, Lang’s Prisoner of the State with the New York Philharmonic and will return to the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Further future engagements include returns to Covent Garden and the Glyndebourne Festival.
Catherine previously performed in a concert performance of Oedipe at the Edinburgh International Festival, and here makes her return to the Dutch National Opera in the role of Mérope. Later in the season, Catherine will return to the Welsh National Opera for Menotti’s The Consul, and future dates also include performances of Peter Grimes with the Teatro Real Madrid and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Moses und Aron for the Enescu Festival, and a return to both English National Opera and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Oedipe runs from 6 to 25 December 2018. For more information, see the Dutch National Opera website.