|Doug Williams in Idomeneo (Photo: Bruce Zinger)|
The cast includes Colin Ainsworth in the title role, Measha Brueggergosman as Elettra, Wallis Giunta as Idamante, Meghan Lindsay as Ilia and Bradley Christensen as the Priest. Additional performances are on April 6, 7, 12 and 13 and tickets are available online.
The opera had a successful premiere in Munich in 1781 just two days after the composer's 25th birthday. However, there was only one other performance of the piece in Mozart's lifetime, a concert version in Vienna in 1786. The lyrical tragedy is considered Mozart’s greatest choral opera and is composed in the baroque tradition of the opera seria. Unfortunately, its style fell out of favor and had a spotty performance history compared to his other works.
|Olivier Laquerre as Arbace (photo: Bruce Zinger)|