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Wolf Trap Opera Presents "Idomeneo"

Wolf Trap Opera Offers Free Online Streaming of 2018 production of "IDOMENEO"

This production of Idomeneo was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June 2018.

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco

After ten long years of battle, Idomeneo is finally returning home from the Trojan War. During the perilous journey, he pledges to sacrifice the first living thing he sees in return for a safe voyage. In horror, he realizes that the first person he meets is his son, Idamante. Idomeneo struggles to escape his vow, but his vengeful god seeks revenge. Written when Mozart was just 24 years old, Idomeneo is considered his first great opera.

ACT I

IliaQuando avran fine omai… Padre, germani, addio
IdamanteNon ho colpa
ElettraTutte nel cor vi sento
IdomeneoVedrommi intorno
IliaSe il padre perdei
IdomeneoFuor dal mar
Chorus / ElettraPlacido è il mar
Trio (Idomeneo / Idamante / Elettra)Pria di partir, oh Dio

ACT II

IliaZeffiretti lusinghieri
Duet (Ilia / Idamante)S’io non moro a questi accenti
QuartetAndrò ramingo e solo
ArbaceSe colà ne’ fati è scritto
ChorusO voto tremendo
IdomeneoAccogli, o re del mar
IdamanteNo, la morte io non pavento
ElettraD’Oreste, d’Ajace

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Geoffrey McDonald
Director – Omer Ben Seadia
Scenic Designer – Ryan Howell
Costume Designer – Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster – David Hanlon

PRODUCTION STAFF

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Nicolò Sbuelz, Nathan Raskin
Italian Coach –  Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director – Andreas Hager
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Levy
Supertitle Coordinator – Nathan Raskin

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2018 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters
Ed and Andy Smith
2018 Performance Sponsors

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Opera streaming video presentations are made possible with support from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

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