Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Idomeneo (Operaufzeichnung anläßlich der Eröffnung des Cuvillies Theaters)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Idomeneo (Operaufzeichnung anläßlich der Eröffnung des Cuvillies Theaters) (German title)
Stage Play Recording | 2008

Project data

Length of movie240'
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material positiveHDCAM-SR
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

    Brief synopsis

    The very first performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo took place 1781 at the Munich Court Theatre, which is called Cuvilliés-Theatre today (after its constructor). With the re-opening of the rococo theatre after its refurbishment, the opera can be finally enjoyed on the original stage.

    Idomeneo is a piece that describes a horrible conflict: for his maritime salvate, Idomeneo plights to sacrifize the first man he sees after his rescue. But this man is Idamante, his son. Will the father really kill his own son for Poseidon? Is there a way out of this dillema? Dieter Dorn, a well-proven director of Mozart operas stages Mozart's early but musically forward-looking opera. On the rostrum: Kent Nagano, who conducts a superb cast:

    Idomeneo: John Mark Ainsley
    Idamante: Pavol Breslik
    Ilia: Juliane Banse
    Elettra: Annette Dasch
    Arbace: Rainer Trost
    The High Priest: Guy de Mey
    Voice of Nettuno: Steven Humes

    They are well accompanied by the Bayerische Staatsorchester and the Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper.


    studio camera operatorMarc Förster
    studio camera operatorMichaela Kastl
    directorBrian Large
    editor Robert Hentschel
    post production supervisor Jochen Hermann
    production sound mixerMichael MüllerDokumentation

    Production companies

    Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images GmbH [at]

    Distributing companies

    Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH [de]


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyBR [de]Sunday, 15.06.2008