Sat 30 Mar
Running Time: 2 hours 35 mins (including 1 interval)
Venue: Main House
Ticket Information: From £20
Producer: English Touring Opera
Directed by: James Conway
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Designed by: Frankie Bradshaw
English Touring Opera presents an ambitious season of full-scale opera about giant personalities clashing over love and power in times of war. In this season ETO will field its largest chorus and orchestra to date.
Returning from the Trojan War and caught in the midst of a storm, King Idomeneo promises the raging seas that he will sacrifice the first person he meets, in return for his safe passage. Cruelly, the first person he encounters is his only son, Idamante.
The rivalry between the princesses Ilia and Elettra for the heart of Idamante coupled with a king’s ill-fated promise provide a rich, emotional drama and unforgettable music.
Mozart’s Idomeneo remains one the greatest of his ‘opera seria' (serious operas). This is an opera that explores royalty, high ideals and deep emotions.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Don't miss the pre-show talk at 6.30pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
"Clear-sighted and strongly performed" ★★★★ The Stage
"Honest excellence" ★★★★ The Arts Desk