April 26th, 2017 8:00 PMtoMay 6th, 2017 8:00 PM

A beach full of detritus and wrecks, castaways like refugees, a complex relationship between father and son: these are the elements which bring life to a drama, that of Idomeneus, the King of Crete, who is transported from Greek myth to modern times. The population of Crete, oppressed by the consequences of Idomeneus’s un-kept promise, appears today in the performance directed by Damiano Michieletto as a population forced to emigrate in order to survive; while the contrast between Ilia, seen as a dishevelled “migrant princess”, and Electra, shown as an elegant and scornful woman, could not be more strident. The music is the timeless work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was twenty-five when he composed Idomeneo, his first “serious opera”, which broke with Italian traditions of the time through the insertion of orchestral pieces, dances and choruses which take on an active role in the opera.

Wed 26 April, at 8 pm
Sun 30 April, at 3.30 pm
Wed 3 May, at 8 pm
Sat 6 May, at 8 pm

Opera di Firenze

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