Idomeneo
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EventType:Film
Film Info
Type of Film:Feature
Events:Spotlight Screening
Runtime:180
Genre:Opera
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:U S A
Language:Italian
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Cleve
Brad Dalton
Dennis Nahat
Producer:David W Packard
Screenwriter:Giambattista Varesco
Music:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cinematographer:James Taskett
Editor:David W Packard
Cast:Rebecca Davis
Aaron Blake
Cristina Major
Christopher Bengochea
Nova Safo
Mathew Edwardsen
Silas Elash
Description

This is a recorded live performance (September 24, 2011) of Mozart's opera Idomeneo presented by Opera San Jose and The Packard Humanities Institute in the California Theatre. King Idomeneo returns home to Crete after the Trojan War. Terrified by a violent storm, he vows to Neptune to sacrifice the first person he meets on shore. That person is his son, Idamante, who meanwhile has fallen in love with the captive Trojan pricess Ilia. Idomeneo's dilemma is how to satisfy Neptune without killing his own son.  Idomeneo is set in ancent Crete, and this unique production has sets and costumes based on Minoan art. It also includes Mozart's ballet msic, which is often omitted. Idomeneo was Moaart's favorite of all his operas. It was first performed in Munich in 1781.

The recording is split into 3 acts

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