Wolf Trap Opera’s Idomeneo

Wolf Trap Opera’s Idomeneo
Oct 01, 2017

After ten long years of battle, Idomeneo is finally returning home from the Trojan War. During the perilous journey, he pledges to sacrifice the first living thing he sees in return for a safe voyage. In horror, he realizes that the first person he meets is his son, Idamante. Idomeneo struggles to escape his vow, but his vengeful god seeks revenge. Written when Mozart was just 24 years old, Idomeneo is considered his first great opera.

This production of Idomeneo was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June 2018.

IDOMENEO, RÈ DI CRETA
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco

Please turn on closed captioning to view English subtitles.

ACT I

Ilia – Quando avran fine omai… Padre, germani, addio
Idamante – Non ho colpa
Elettra – Tutte nel cor vi sento
Idomeneo – Vedrommi intorno
Ilia – Se il padre perdei
Idomeneo – Fuor dal mar
Chorus / Elettra – Placido è il mar
Trio (Idomeneo / Idamante / Elettra) – Pria di partir, oh Dio

ACT II

Ilia – Zeffiretti lusinghieri
Duet (Ilia / Idamante) – S’io non moro a questi accenti
Quartet – Andrò ramingo e solo
Arbace – Se colà ne’ fati è scritto
Chorus – O voto tremendo
Idomeneo – Accogli, o re del mar
Idamante – No, la morte io non pavento
Elettra – D’Oreste, d’Ajace

CAST

in order of vocal appearance
Ilia, a Trojan princess – Madison Leonard
Idamante, Idomeneo’s son – Megan Mikailovna Samarin
Elettra, Princess in exile – Yelena Dyachek
Arbace, the King’s advisor – Duke Kim*
Idomeneo, King of Crete – Ian Koziara
High Priest – Senhica Klee*
A Voice – Cory McGee*
Solo Quartet – Laura Sanders*, Nicole Thomas*, Taylor Comstock*, Matthew Fleisher*
Men and Women of Crete and Troy – Wolf Trap Opera Studio
*Studio Artist

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Geoffrey McDonald
Director – Omer Ben Seadia
Scenic Designer – Ryan Howell
Costume Designer – Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster – David Hanlon

PRODUCTION STAFF

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Nicolò Sbuelz, Nathan Raskin
Italian Coach –  Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director – Andreas Hager
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Levy
Supertitle Coordinator – Nathan Raskin

 

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2018 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters
Ed and Andy Smith
2018 Performance Sponsors

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