Idomeneo | Wolf Trap

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Streaming until Dec 1
This Wolf Trap Opera new production was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June 2018. Special thanks to Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, 2018 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters, and Ed and Andy Smith, 2018 Performance Sponsors.
Idomeneo Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco

After 10 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.

Artist Bios 
The Sacrifice of War 
by Omer Ben Seadia, director
A Turning Point for Mozart by Roger Pines


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*
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

MUSIC & 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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