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Mozart's Idomeneo
Idomeneo Tickets

Idomeneo Tickets

New York
28 Sep 2022 - 20 Oct 2022
Learn more about Off-Broadway Idomeneo tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
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Idomeneo Information

The opera that announced the young Mozart's genius to the world returns to the Met stage, with acclaimed maestro Manfred Honeck making a notable company debut on the podium. A distinguished cast of leading Mozarteans comes together to bring the moving drama and dazzling arias to life, with tenor Michael Spyres in the title role of the ancient Cretan king, alongside mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as the noble prince Idamante and soprano Ying Fang as his conflicted beloved, Ilia. Soprano Federica Lombardi is the jealous Elettra, who loses her senses in a mad scene of virtuosic rage.

World premiere: Court Theater (now the Cuvilliés Theater), Munich, 1781. Like many stories from Greek myth, Idomeneo explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control. The opera casts these issues within the framework of the opera seria genre, a stylized format popular in the 18th century that is characterized by a succession of arias and recitatives and a cast of noble characters. Long neglected along with other works of this era, Idomeneo now holds a firm place in the repertoire as the first of Mozart's operatic masterpieces.

Run time

3 hours and 21 minutes

Opening date

September 28th, 2022

Closing date

October 20th, 2022


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Metropolitan Opera House

Cast and creative

By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Design: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting: Gil Wechsler Costume: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle