Idomeneo | Wolf Trap


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1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22812
After ten long years of battle, Idomeneo is finally returning home from the Trojan War. During the perilous journey, he pledges to sacrifice the first living thing he sees in return for a safe voyage. In horror, he realizes that the first person he meets is his son, Idamante. Idomeneo struggles to escape his vow, but his vengeful god seeks revenge. Written when Mozart was just 24 years old, Idomeneo is considered his first great opera.

June 22 & 27: Free pre-show talk 6:30 pm
June 24 & 30: Free pre-show talk 2 pm

Idomeneo, rè di creta Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco


in order of vocal appearance

Ilia, a Trojan princess - Madison Leonard
Idamante, Idomeneo’s son Megan Mikailovna Samarin
Elettra, Princess in exile - Yelena Dyachek
Arbace, the King’s advisor - Duke Kim*
Idomeneo, King of Crete - Ian Koziara
High Priest - Senhica Klee*
A Voice - Cory McGee*
Solo Quartet - Laura Sanders, Nicole Thomas, Taylor Comstock, Matthew Fleisher
Men and Women of Crete and Troy - Wolf Trap Opera Studio

*Studio Artist

CREATIVE TEAM Conductor - Geoffrey McDonald
Director - Omer Ben Seadia
Scenic Designer - Ryan Howell
Costume Designer - Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer - Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer - Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster - David Hanlon

PRODUCTION staff Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Nicolò Sbuelz, Nathan Raskin

Italian Coach –  Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director – Andreas Hager 
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Levy 
Supertitle Coordinator – Nathan Raskin

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