Notes & Reviews:
With this wonderful production, Mozart's Idomeneo returns to the site of its 1781 premiere. And indeed the Cuvillies Theatre, a jewel of Rococo architecture, embraces the "Munich opera" just as it did before. Dieter Dorn's surpassing production brings top notch performers like conductor Kent Nagano and tenor John Mark Ainsley together with minimalistic modern staging to transform the work into a striking, elemental, and realistic force of nature.
Marvellously sung. John Mark Ainsley is an authoritative Idomeneo, but it is Julianne Banse one especially remembers for her lovely singing as Ilia...Annette Dasch is a properly fiery Elettra...Nagano conducts the Bavarian Chorus and Orchestra with plenty of spirit (the storm chorus is especially riveting).
Run Time: 176 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9 1080i Full HD, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: Austria
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Works DetailsMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo
- Performers: Rainer Trost; Steven Humes; Guy de Mey; Annette Dasch; Pavol Breslik (Tenor); Juliane Banse; John Ainsley
- Conductor: Kent Nagano
- Ensemble: Bayerische Staatsoper
- Running Time: 176 min. sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1781
- Studio/Live: Live