02. February 2013 · Comments Off on Idomeneo! · Categories: Movies, Opera

This is a recorded live performance (September 24, 2011) of Mozart’s opera Idomeneo presented by Opera San Jose and The Packard Humanities Institute in the California Theatre. King Idomeneo returns home to Crete after the Trojan War. Terrified by a violent storm, he vows to Neptune to sacrifice the first person he meets on shore. That person is his son, Idamante, who meanwhile has fallen in love with the captive Trojan pricess Ilia. Idomeneo’s dilemma is how to satisfy Neptune without killing his own son. Idomeneo is set in ancent Crete, and this unique production has sets and costumes based on Minoan art. It also includes Mozart’s ballet msic, which is often omitted. Idomeneo was Moaart’s favorite of all his operas. It was first performed in Munich in 1781.

Where & when, you ask? Here you go: California Theatre, Sunday, March 10 at 7:00PM

I do hope to get to this. Being as it’s in the California Theatre I probably won’t have any playing work, after all!

I read it here.

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