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Idomeneo, K. 366

First performed in Munich in 1781, Mozart's Idomeneo is part of the Salzburg genius's rediscovery of the Greek world, alongside works such as Apollo and Hyacinthus (1767), Mitridate, re di Ponto (1770), Il sogno di Scipione (1772), and many others. Indeed, Idomeneo, King of Crete combines the immortal power of Greek myth with Mozart's musical excellence, creating a timeless work that continues to captivate audiences more than two centuries later.

The plot follows the adventures of the King of Crete, Idomeneus, upon his return from the Trojan War. His pride in winning the war is powerless against the storm that strikes his ship, and he implores the god Neptune to save him in exchange for a promise to sacrifice the first man he meets on land in Neptune's name. Fate dictates that this man is his own son, Idamante. While a true tragedy unfolds in Idomeneus's soul, Idamante and Princess Ilia—a Trojan captured during the war—yearn for a love that seems impossible given their opposing factions. The plot thickens and the worst seems to be on the verge of fulfillment: the sacrifice is about to take place, the blade descends on the young man's neck when not one, but two twists reveal the full theatrical genius of this tragedy!

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This emblematic work showcases the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the prodigious Austrian composer, and stands as a true masterpiece in the classical music repertoire. Idomeneo, re di Creta was created for the stage in Munich in 1781, and from its premiere, it experienced resounding success, quickly establishing itself as a
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This breathtaking opera unfolds in three acts, with an Italian libretto. Based on the Greek myth of Idomeneo, king of Crete, the story portrays the challenges he faces as a sovereign and a father, torn between fulfilling a vow made to the god Neptune and his love for his son Idamante. Thus, the opera delves into universal themes such as love, duty, and the divine power of the deus ex machina, who tears through the sky at the end of the drama. Although it adheres to the classical style of Metastasio, Idomeneo, re di Creta, K. 366 stands out for its formal freedom, allowing Mozart to unleash all his creative talent. Thus, the audience is transported into a captivating universe where emotions and passions intertwine in a lyrical symphony of timeless beauty. Don't wait any longer, join us on medici.tv, the best classical music streaming platform!

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