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In Lindy Hume’s new production, the human emotion and mythic power of the drama is reflected in an immersive set evoking the epic seas, skies and rugged coastline of ancient Crete.
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About Idomeneo

“Far from the sea, a storm rages within me, fiercer and far more painful.” – Idomeneo

Drowning at sea in a vicious storm, the King of Crete makes a terrible vow to Neptune. To save his ship and his men, he will sacrifice the first human life he encounters on land. Bound by his rash promise, Idomeneo comes ashore and meets his own son. The choice he makes next sets the vengeance of the gods upon the people of Crete.

Rooted in the ancient mythology of the Trojan War’s aftermath, Mozart’s epic opera remains a story for our time. It explores human themes we recognise today: the fallout of war, natural catastrophe, grief, love and human frailty.

In Lindy Hume’s new production, the human emotion and mythic power of the drama is reflected in an immersive set evoking the epic seas, skies and rugged coastline of ancient Crete.

A vivid showpiece of the composer’s power, brilliance, sweeping scope and idealism, Mozart wrote Idomeneo when he was just 25 years old. Renowned opera conductor Johannes Fritzsch conducts a brilliant cast featuring German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade making his Opera Australia debut in the title role alongside talented Australians Caitlin Hulcup, Celeste Lazarenko and Emma Pearson.

Run time

3hrs (incl. interval)

Start date

February 20th, 2024

End date

March 15th, 2024

Categories

Opera

Age

Please Note: This production may contain adult themes, flashing lights, and theatrical haze.

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Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000

Directions

GETTING TO THE VENUE: One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.

BY CAR: Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse.

For further information please visit the Sydney Opera House

More information about Idomeneo

CONDUCTOR: Johannes Fritzsch

DIRECTOR: Lindy Hume

SET DESIGNER: Michael Yeargan

COSTUME DESIGNER: Anna Cordingley

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Verity Hampson

VIDEO DESIGNER: David Bergman

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Catherine Pettman and Rummin Productions

SET DESIGN CONSULTANT: Richard Roberts

CAST

IDOMENEO: Michael Schade

IDAMANTE: Caitlin Hulcup

ILIA: Celeste Lazarenko

ELETTRA: Emma Pearson

ARBACE: John Longmuir

HIGH PRIEST: Kanen Breen

VOICE OF NEPTUNE: Richard Anderson

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra

Frequently asked questions

What is the running time of Idomeneo?

Idomeneo runs for 3hrs (incl. interval) .

Which theatre is Idomeneo at?

Idomeneo is at Sydney's Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

How much are tickets for Idomeneo?

Idomeneo tickets start at $114.

What is the age recommendation for Idomeneo?

Please Note: This production may contain adult themes, flashing lights, and theatrical haze.

How do you get tickets for Idomeneo?

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