Aug 18


Lincoln Center

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Mozart’s great choral opera charts the path of Idomeneo, king of Crete, as he navigates literal and figurative stormy seas on his return from the Trojan War. For this staged concert performance, countertenor-turned-conductor René Jacobs makes a rare New York appearance, joined by “exemplary” Mozart tenor Jeremy Ovenden (Sunday Times, U.K.) in the title role. The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra lends authenticity to the action, and choral parts soar with Vienna’s highly sought-after Arnold Schoenberg Choir.


Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta


Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

René Jacobs, conductor

Jeremy Ovenden, Idomeneo (Mostly Mozart debut)

Gaëlle Arquez, Idamante (Mostly Mozart debut)

Sophie Karthäuser, Ilia

Alex Penda, Elettra (Mostly Mozart debut)

Julien Behr, Arbace (Mostly Mozart debut)

Nicolas Rivenq, High Priest of Neptune (Mostly Mozart debut)

Christoph Seidl, La Voce (Mostly Mozart debut)

Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Mostly Mozart debut)


Performed in Italian with English supertitles


Pre-concert lecture by Peter A. Hoyt (“Mozart Between Two Worlds”) at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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