Idomeneo, re di Creta


Idomeneo, re di Creta

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

From 27/03/2004 in Ghent - from 15/04/2004 in Antwerp

  • Bruce Ford
  • Sarah Fox
  • Lyne Fortin
  • Kurt Gysen
  • Musical direction: Gerard Korsten
  • Director: David McVicar
  • Idomeneo: Deon van der Walt / Bruce Ford
  • Idamante: Kristine Jepson
  • Ilia: Sarah Fox
  • Elettra: Lyne Fortin

With this Idomeneo, Mozart follows in the footsteps of Gluck’s reform of the Italian opera seria. The contemplative nature of the serious Baroque opera makes places for music drama full of action and momentum, with arias and recitatives joined seamlessly together and with the chorus in a dominant role. The Trojan War is the background for this story in which a father has to sacrifice his son for the good of the community. Mozart supported Idomeneo’s inner struggle between his duties as father and as king with a brilliant symphonic score full of bold harmonies.


Surtitles: Dutch.


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