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CCM Mainstage Opera Series: Idomeneo
March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Event State: Confirmed
Organization: 25L-CCM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Expected Headcount: 100
8 p.m. Thursday, March 30
8 p.m. Friday, March 31
8 p.m. Saturday, April 1
2 p.m. Sunday, April 2
Mainstage Opera Series
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giovanni Batista Varesco (after Antoine Danchet)
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Marcus Shields, director
Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, Mozart’s Idomeneo weaves a tale of gods and monsters, unrequited love and selfless heroism. During his perilous journey back to Greece after years at war, King Idomeneo pledges to sacrifice the first mortal he finds to Neptune in exchange for a safe journey home. When that mortal turns out to be his son Idamante, Idomeneo struggles to find another way to appease the gods, which creates dire repercussions for the people of Crete. Completed in 1780 when the composer was only 24 years old, Idomeneo is widely considered the first of Mozart’s great opera seria and remains a favorite of opera houses around the world. This production is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31�??35 adults, $22�??25 non-UC students, $18�??21 UC students.
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor:
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation