Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Pre-concert lecture by Peter A. Hoyt at 6:15
“Mozart Between Two Worlds”

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Alice Tully Hall

Photo by Luca Sage

Above: Jeremy Ovenden

Idomeneo

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)

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, conductor René Jacobs makes a rare New York appearance, joined by “exemplary” Mozart tenor Jeremy Ovenden (Sunday Times) in the title role. The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra accompanies the action, and choral parts soar with Vienna’s Arnold Schoenberg Choir.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

“Thought-provoking and always compelling.” Gramophone on René Jacobs and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
“The fine tenor Jeremy Ovenden, who has sung most of the major Mozart roles all over Europe, sings with an engaging commitment to these joyous creations.” Observer (U.K.) on Mozart Arias
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This performance is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes long, with one intermission between Acts II and III.