Maryland Opera Studio/UMD Symphony Orchestra: W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 . 3:00PM
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 . 7:30PM
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Giambattista Varesco
Director Pat Diamond
in Munich on January 29, 1781 and conducted by the 25-year-old composer,
Amadeus Mozart's Idomeneo explores the themes of revenge,
jealousy, love, betrayal, and forgiveness. As survivors of the Trojan War are
buffeted by the will of the gods, they lose and find love in one of Mozart's
most brilliant and moving operas. The Maryland Opera Studio's second-year MM
Voice students bring this ancient story to brilliant life on the stage of the
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Learn more about Mozart and his
operas in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library through recordings, scores,
films, and critical commentary:
A fan of Luciano Pavarotti or New York's Metropolitan Opera company?
Enjoy a performance of Idomeneo that you'll never forget.
Experience performances of this opera by opera companies and performers
from all over the world.
Follow along with Idomeneo with a score available through
Explore Giambattista Varesco's libretto for Idomeneo, learn
more about this work through guides and commentaries on the opera, and find out
the truth about Mozart's life and place in the Enlightenment movement in
18th-century Europe through biographies by leading Mozart scholars.
Streaming Audio: Stream a performance of Idomeneo
by the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Sir John
Pritchard from Alexander Street Press's
Library. Don't speak Italian? Try a performance in English by the
Orchestra of Opera North and conductor Davd Parry, streamed from