DVD Oedipe sur la routeEvidence Classics presents the world première recording of Pierre Bartholomée's «Oedipe sur la route», based on the 1990 novel by Henry Bauchau and commissioned by La Monnaie. An opera in four acts, «Oedipe» was first staged in March 2003 in a performance conducted by Daniele Callegari with stage direction by Philippe Sireuil. José Van Dam sang the title role with a superb cast of soloists that includes Italian soprano Valentina Valente in a disturbingly beautiful contemporary work that explores the themes of man and fate.