NEW PRODUCTION OF THE FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
IN COPRODUCTION WITH THÉÂTRE DU CAPITOLE DE TOULOUSE
— WITH THE SUPPORT OF MADAME ALINE FORIEL-DESTEZET, GRANDE DONATRICE D’EXCEPTION DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Give me advice, Arbace: for pity's sake save my son for me!Idomeneo, Re di Creta, Act II, Scene I
In the heat of the storm, Idomeneus, King of Crete, promises Neptune to sacrifice the first human being he should meet: height of tragic fatality, it was to be his own son. Mozart thus parts with a castrating father and ensures the triumph of love. He benefited from exceptional means to compose his first masterpiece – the world’s first orchestra, a tailor-made cast, an extraordinary chorus and ballet – which allowed his endless inspiration to serve the most incredible dramatic and musical experiments. Idomeneo is performed at the Festival d’Aix for only the fourth time and the conditions are ideal: after Requiem (2019), Raphaël Pichon once again brings the Pygmalion Chorus and Orchestra to the Archevêché, thus providing a unique setting for Michael Spyres’ virtuosity and Sabine Devieilhe’s delicacy. Following his recent triumphs at the Festival d’Avignon (Mahabharata, Antigone), Satoshi Miyagi makes his opera debut in Europe and engages a dialogue between Ancient Greece and contemporary Japan.
This year, the Festival is offering a new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo, Re di Creta (1781). It is being staged by Satoshi Miyagi — an internationally renowned Japanese stage director [...]
ANDREA BRETH is staging Richard Strauss’s Salome ; RAPHAËL PICHON will be conducting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Idomeneo ; TOBIAS KRATZER is staging Gioacchino Rossini’s Moses [...]
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