12. September 2011 · Comments Off on Idomeneo Review by The Opera Novice · Categories: Reviews

Storyline is secondary in opera, and Opera San Jose never disappoints in the music department. I thought the singing was absolutely beautiful. The music by Mozart was played to perfection again by the orchestra and led by the great Maestro George Cleve. It is a long opera (almost four hours) and the music is non-stop. I cannot imagine being a musician in this orchestra and playing for four hours straight every night! But these are many of the best musicians in the South Bay, so I happily and gratefully welcome the chance to listen to their work. The arias are all very emotional, as is the story, and the very talented singers made you feel the emotions behind their words.


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