Saturday, March 25th 2017 at 1:00 pm
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of W.A. Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
Idomeneo‘s librettist is Giovanni Battista Varesco (1735–1805) was a poet and the court chaplain of the Principality of Salzburg, Mozart’s place of employment at the time of Idomeneo.
The opera is set on the island of Crete in the aftermath of the Trojan War.
- Click here for a synopsis and cast sheet.
- Run Time: 4 hrs 20 min
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