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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

Kay Theatre

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Giambattista Varesco
Director Pat Diamond

Photograph of water with ripplesPremiered in Munich on January 29, 1781 and conducted by the 25-year-old composer, Wolfgang 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:

  • Film: A fan of Luciano Pavarotti or New York's Metropolitan Opera company? Enjoy a performance of Idomeneo that you'll never forget.
  • Recordings: Experience performances of this opera by opera companies and performers from all over the world.
  • Scores: Follow along with Idomeneo with a score available through MSPAL.
  • Books: 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 Classical Music Library. Don't speak Italian? Try a performance in English by the Orchestra of Opera North and conductor Davd Parry, streamed from Naxos Music Library.