IDOMENEO

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - Start: 8:00 PM

Dramma per musica in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg Festival, 2006, Haus für Mozart – in Italian). A production by UNITEL CLASSICA and BFMI

Ekaterina Siurina as Ilia (left) and Magdalena Kožená as Idamante in Mozart’s “Idomeneo”.
Ekaterina Siurina as Ilia (left) and Magdalena Kožená as Idamante in Mozart’s “Idomeneo”.
The prince is very worried about his father, since the Greek fleet has been almost entirely destroyed by a storm on its way back from Troy. Combing the beach for victims of the shipwreck, Idamante finds his beloved father. Instead of being overjoyed at the reunion, however, the king flees. Why? At the height of the storm, Idomeneo promised Poseidon, god of the sea, to sacrifice the first mortal he encountered on shore. At first, all attempts to evade the terrible vow are doomed. But in the end, everything turns out for the best. The high-carat cast of singers features Ramón Vargas, Magdalena Kožená and Anja Harteros.

Cast

Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington | Directors: Ursel & Karl-Ernst Herrmann | Orchestra: Camerata Salzburg | Duration: 165 Minutes | Featuring: Ramón Vargas (Idomeneo), Magdalena Kožená (Idamante), Ekaterina Siurina (Ilia), Anja Harteros (Elettra), Jeffrey Francis (Arbace), Andreas Schlager (Neptune)