Presented by Opera Australia and Victorian Opera
Mozart's epic opera of gods and monsters, human frailty and the power of love.
Drowning at sea in a vicious storm, the King of Crete makes a terrible vow to Neptune. To save his ship and his men, he will sacrifice the first human life he encounters on land. Bound by his rash promise, Idomeneo comes ashore and meets his own son. The choice he makes next sets the vengeance of the gods upon the people of Crete.
Rooted in the ancient mythology of the Trojan War's aftermath, Mozart's epic opera remains a story for our time. It explores human themes we recognise today: the fallout of war, natural catastrophe, grief, love and
In Lindy Hume's new production, the human emotion and mythic power of the drama is reflected in an immersive set evoking the epic seas, skies and rugged coastline of ancient Crete.
A vivid showpiece of the composer's power, brilliance, sweeping scope and idealism, Mozart wrote Idomeneo when he was just 25 years old. Renowned Mozart specialist Johannes Fritzsch conducts a brilliant cast
featuring German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade making his Opera Australia debut in the title role alongside talented Australians Caitlin Hulcup, Celeste Lazarenko and Emma Pearson.
The home of Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, the Joan Sutherland Theatre is the second largest indoor venue in the Opera House with a seated capacity for up to 1507. It features an extensive fly system and flexible staging and is suitable for all genres. Up to 70 musicians can be accommodated in the orchestra pit.
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