A typical piece of the Age of Enlightenment, Idomeneo tells the story of the king of Crete. It was first performed in 1781 in Munich.
Inspired by André Campra's opera Idomeneo, Mozart's opera is based on a libretto by Giambattista Varesco, written in Italian. "I think it is a human drama; It is mostly about feelings and communication," says Bernarda Fink (Idamante).
Nayo Titzin met with Grammy Award-winner René Jacobs, conducting the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra for a new recording of Idomeneo, produced by and released on the Harmonia Mundi label in 2009.
René Jacobs, a specialist of this repertoire, shares his fine comprehension of the work with Nayo Titzin's camera. The conductor's meticulousness (he studies a facsimile of Mozart's manuscript) as well as the singers' deep understanding of the characters' psychology help unveil Mozart's masterpiece.