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Work: Idomeneo, rè di Creta

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ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
PeriodClassical
LibrettistGiambattista Varesco
Year1781
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichIdomeneo

© Monika Rittershaus
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Giovanni Antonini; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Sergey Romanovsky; Olivia Vermeulen; Lauren Snouffer; Guanqun Yu

BerlinIdomeneo

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Louis Langrée; Sir David McVicar; Staatsoper Berlin; Vicki Mortimer; Gabrielle Dalton; Andrew Staples; Lea Desandre

MunichIdomeneoNew production

Idomeneo
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Constantinos Carydis; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Phyllida Barlow; Matthew Polenzani; Emily D'Angelo; Olga Kulchynska
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A bracing new Idomeneo from English Touring Opera

Catherine Carby, ETO Chorus and Galina Averina © Richard Hubert Smith
A direct and expressive new production of one of Mozart's most adventurous operas enthrals at the Hackney Empire. 
****1
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Monsters of the mind: Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

Paul Nilon (Idomeneo) © Richard Hubert Smith
Stephen Medcalf directs a coherent staging of Mozart’s opera seria in which Idomeneo’s inner demons are to be battled. 
***11
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Minimalistic new production of Idomeneo in Zurich

Joseph Kaiser (Idomeneo) and Anna Stéphany (Idamante) © Monika Rittershaus
In Jetske Mijnssen’s new production of Idomeneo, all order of human entanglements, sorrows and pain run rampant.
***11
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Orchestra shines in uneven Idomeneo at the Met

Idomeneo at The Met © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Mozart's Idomeneo proved to be a challenge for some of the soloists initially but the superb orchestra under James Levine brought about a successful opening evening at the Met.
***11
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Idomeneo illuminates at Lincoln Center

René Jacobs conducted the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in an outstanding performance of Mozart's Idomeneo as part of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival
*****
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