Idomeneo king of Crete, Mozart's three-act musical drama, returns to the Costanzi Theater, with the American tenor Charles Workman in the leading role and an excellent cast featuring; among others, the Italian tenor Joel Prieto as Idamante , the Swedish soprano Miah Persson as Elettra, the sopranos Rosa Feola and Adriana Ferfecka in the role of Ilia.
The work, in a new setting, is directed by Robert Carsen and the master Michele Mariotti, in his debut at the Costanzi Theater.
Written when Mozart was only twenty-five years old, and privately represented in the Munich Residence at the court theater in January 1781, Idomeneo is not his first serious work ever, but one in which there are elements of greater formal freedom than to the metastasian work; although the system is typical of Italian opera seria, with its traditional alternation of arias and recitatives, many elements are relatively more modern, like: choruses, dances and orchestral pieces.
The composition was laborious and involved many changes due to the verbosity of the libretto, as reported by Mozart himself.
Filled with universal language typical of classical mythology, the Mozart masterpiece is crossed by an intense lyricism and a strong drama that, with psychological insight of its characters, always manages to fascinate the contemporary public.
From 8 to 16 November, 2019