In his final and hardest labour, Heracles achieves a miracle: he comes back from the land of the dead. However, at his moment of absolute triumph, a struggle with death awaits him: blinded by Hera, he murders his wife and children. And so this final labor by the greatest of heroes will also be the labor of his self-destruction. One of the top directors of our times provides his own rendition of a play that is daring, political, spectacular and poetic at the same time. The performance highlights the underground musicality of the text, thus formulating a contemporary 'oratorio' about the glory and fall of the heroic.