Synonyms for idomeneo or Related words with idomeneo
Examples of "idomeneo"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
& Così fan tutte
", a 1781 opera seria by Mozart, is based on the story of Idomeneus's return to Crete. In this version, Poseidon (Neptune in the opera) spares Idomeneo's son Idamante, on condition that
relinquish his throne to the new generation.
Responding to an interview question about the 2006
controversy she observed:
Varesco's only familiar work with Mozart is the libretto to "
one of Mozart's lesser operas. Mozart's commission for "
" came in 1780 from Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria;
In March 2017, he performed the role of Arbace in Mozart's
at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Donna Leon's second Commissario Brunetti mystery novel, "Death in a Strange Country" (1993), opens with a quotation from "
Radio recordings transferred to CD include André Messager's "Béatrice" from 1957 and the Strauss arrangement of Mozart's "
" from 1960.
was performed three times in Munich. Later in 1781 Mozart considered (but did not put into effect) revisions that would have brought the work closer into line with Gluck's style; this would have meant a bass
and a tenor Idamante.
At the king's palace,
seeks counsel from Arbace, who says another victim could be sacrificed if Idamante were sent into exile.
orders his son to escort Electra to her home, Argos. Idomeneo's kind words to Ilia move her to declare that since she has lost everything, he will be her father and Crete her country. As she leaves,
realizes that sending Idamante into exile has cost Ilia her happiness as well as his own. Electra welcomes the idea of going to Argos with Idamante.
In 2011, she premiered "Jeder Mensch", a song cycle written for her by Mohammed Fairouz and sang Idamante in Mozart's "
, re di Creta".
" is part of the standard operatic repertoire. There are several recordings of it (see below), and it is regularly performed.
In 2006 there was a controversy over the cancelling of a 2003 production directed by Hans Neuenfels at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (see 2006
His virtuoso recordings of arias from "
" and "Il barbiere di Siviglia", among others, are considered to this day to be classics of the gramophone.
In November 2002, she made her debut at the Washington Opera, conducting Mozart's "
" with Plácido Domingo in the title role.
In July 2016 BandArt performed Mozart´s "
" at the "Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele" in a production by the Ludwigsburg Festival and the refugees’ German association Zuflucht Kultur e.V.
Outside the temple, the king and High Priest join Neptune's priests in prayer that the god may be appeased. Arbace brings news that Idamante has killed the monster. As
fears new reprisals from Neptune, Idamante enters in sacrificial robes, saying he understands his father's torment and is ready to die. After an agonizing farewell,
is about to sacrifice his son when Ilia intervenes, offering her own life instead. The Voice of Neptune is heard.
must yield the throne to Ilia and Idamante. Everyone is relieved except Electra, who longs for her own death.
presents Idamante and his bride as the new rulers. The people call upon the god of love and marriage to bless the royal pair and bring peace.
In the royal garden, Ilia asks the breezes to carry her love to Idamante, who appears, explaining that he must go to fight the serpent. When he says he would rather die than suffer the torments of his rejected love, Ilia confesses her love. They are surprised by Electra and
. When Idamante asks his father why he sends him away,
can only reply that the youth must leave. Ilia asks for consolation from Electra, who is preoccupied with revenge. Arbace comes with news that the people, led by the High Priest of Neptune, are clamoring for
. The High Priest tells the king of the destruction caused by Neptune's monster, urging
to reveal the name of the person whose sacrifice is demanded by the god. When the king confesses that his own son is the victim, the populace is horrified.
Later, in December 2003, Neuenfels' production of Mozart's "
" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin included a scene in which the title character staggers on stage carrying the severed heads of Neptune, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed. After the police warned that the production might present a security risk, the opera house cancelled future performances, planned for September 2006. Following protests that the opera house was engaging in self-censorship, its manager, , rescheduled those performances for December 2006; see 2006
On September 26, 2006, the Deutsche Oper Berlin announced the cancellation of four performances of Mozart's opera "
, re di Creta", planned for November 2006, citing concerns that the production's depictions of the severed head of the Islamic prophet Muhammad raised an "incalculable security risk." "To avoid endangering its audience and employees, the management has decided against repeating "
" in November 2006," the opera house said in a press release.
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