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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's Idomeneo opens a number of the composer’s masterpieces. Compiled for Munich, it had the world premiere there on 29 January 1781.

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 09 March 2019
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Musical arrangement:
    Norbert Baxa
    Conducted by:
    Norbert Baxa,
    Chuhei Iwasaki,
    Claudia Patanè
    Directed by:
    Arila Siegert
    Stage Design:
    Hans Dieter Schaal
    Marie-Luise Strandt
    Light design:
    Daniel Tesař
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Zdeněk Vimr
    Assistant Conductor:
    Claudia Patanè
    Asistentka režie v německém jazyce:
    Kamila Pelikánová
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Asistent světelného designéra:
    Michal Hōr Horáček
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Martin Marek
    Eliška Ulrychová
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová

Librettist Giambattista Varesco handles an ancient theme in the opera about the Cretan king Idomeneo who, when returning from the Trojan war and his life threatened, he promises god Neptune that he will sacrifice to him the first person he meets on land. But it is actually his own son Idamante. As in every antique tragedy, however, deus ex machina intervenes in the plot - Neptune's voice orders the king to give up his throne for the benefit of his son Idamante and his wife Ilia. 

Despite the fact that Pilsen's opera always devoted attention to Mozart's work, Idomeneo has not yet been presented so the current production will be the first. Its direction was entrusted to the prominent German director Arila Siegert who will work in the Czech Republic for the first time.

The opera is presented in Italian with Czech and German subtitles.

Premiere 9 March 2019 at the Grand Theatre.