Antigonæ - Plot
In Thebes, an ancient feud which is under a curse continues between the families of the ruling dynasty, the Labdaceans and the Menoceans. Oedipus’ fated marriage to his mother resulted in the birth of the twin brothers Etocles and Polynices and the daughters Antigone and Ismene.
Eteocles and Polynices have been slain by each other. Creon, the son of Menoceus, declares Polynices as an enemy of the state and prohibits his burial on pain of death.
The blinkered Creon remains unmoved by the words of Antigone’s fiancé, the voice of the people and the warning of the seer Tiresias. He realises his error too late. Through the nemesis of Antigone, he also loses his own life.
(Antigonae: Christel Goltz; Kreon: Hermann Uhde; München 1951)
 from Werner Thomas in: Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters, Vol. 4, Munich 1991, p.581 ff.