The Royal Opera House

Enescu: Oedipe CD (Lawrence Foster)

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'All the problems posed by this elaborate score have been triumphantly overcome in this excellent recording...That always admirable artist José van Dam is at the height of his considerable form...and Marjana Lipovšek is bloodcurdlingly sinister in the part of the Sphinx.' Gramophone

Composer: George Enescu
Oedipus: José van Dam
Tiresias: Gabriel Bacquier
Creon: Marcel Vanaud
Shepherd: Nicolai Gedda
High Priest: Cornelius Hauptmann
Phorbas: Laurence Albert
Watchman: Jean-Phillippe Courtis
Theseus: Gino Quilico
Laius: John Aler
Jocasta: Brigitte Fassbaender
The Sphinx: Marjana Lipovšek
Antigone: Barbara Hendricks
Merope: Jocelyne Taillon
A Theban Woman: Isabelle Vernet 

Orfeón Donostiarra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Conductor: Lawrence Foster 
Running Time:  156.40 mins
Year: 1990
Bonus Disc contains synopsis and libretto with translation