photo by Iepe Leeman
Concept & directed by
Wiebe Pier Cnossen (Charon), Leonie van Veen (Antigone), Martijn Cornet (Kreon/Haimon), Leonie van Rheden (Ismene/Iokaste), Jean Leon Klostermann (Oidipous/Polyneikes)
Ali Zanad, Anderson Carvalho, Bo van Zeventer, Dionne Bakker, Jochem Eerdekens, Elizaveta Zhukova, Maria Zhukova, Richard Lammers, Rudolf Doelasan, Sherise Strang (dancers)
jongNBE led by Dick Verhoef
Holland Opera, DOX, jongNBE On the banks of the Styx, Charon waits for the dead. The boatman finds his job boring. Until Antigone, the daughter of Oidipous, appears. She was buried alive.
A meeting between two extremes in a musically whimsical framing.
In addition to a political drama, STYX is primarily a family drama. We see recognizable similarities and contradictions between blood relatives. However, in this scanty story, it does not lack humor.
And with that, Charon, who despite his remarkable profession has an infectious sense of humor, plays an important role: As boatman he brings the deceased over the river Styx if they give him an obol. No obol? Then a good story will do.