Idomeneo

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
James Conlon, Conductor
David Lefkowich, Director
Miah Im, Harpsichord
Richard Croft, Idomeneo
Susanna Phillips, Ilia
Tamara Wilson, Elettra
Ruxandra Donose, Idamante
Rodell Rosel, Arbace/Trojan Man
Morris Robinson, Voice of the Oracle
Brian Mulligan, High Priest of Neptune/Trojan Man
Janai Brugger, Cretan Woman
Lei Xu, Cretan Woman

Martin Theatre
Friday, August 17, 2012
3:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
4:00 PM
Public Gates Open
7:00 PM
Concert Starts
Reserved $80
Lawn $10

Program

Mozart: Idomeneo

About The Artist

Mozart established his undeniable genius not by forging revolutionary new forms, but by elevating traditional genres to unprecedented heights of brilliance and invention. Cast in the heroic mold of the 18th-century opera seria, Idomeneo predates Mozart’s groundbreaking partnership with Lorenzo da Ponte and became the earliest of Mozart’s operas to be produced with any frequency in the world of international opera, a status it did not achieve until the 20th century (it was not heard in America until 1947). As German musicologist Alfred Einstein so aptly put it, Idomeneo is “one of those works that even a genius of the highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life.”

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