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Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo at Bayerische Staatsoper

September 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Giambattista Varesco.

Dramma per musica in three acts (1781)

In Italian. With German and English surtitles.


Conductor: Christopher Moulds

Production: Antú Romero Nunes

Choreography: Dustin Klein

Set Design: Phyllida Barlow

Costume Design: Victoria Behr

Lighting: Michael Bauer

Set Design Assistant: Anna Schöttl

Dramaturgy: Rainer Karlitschek


Idomeneo: Pavol Breslik

Idamante: Emily Sierra

Ilia: Emily Pogorelc

Elettra: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Arbace: Jonas Hacker

Oberpriester Poseidons: Liam Bonthrone

Die Stimme (Orakel): Alexander Köpeczi

Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper


Mozart’s opera masterpiece “Idomeneo,” which premiered in Munich on January 29, 1781, will grace the stage of Bayerische Staatsoper from September 27th to October 2nd. Directed by Antú Romero Nunes and conducted by Christopher Moulds, this production promises a captivating rendition of the timeless tale. The story follows King Idomeneo, who, after a shipwreck, vows to sacrifice the first person he meets, unknowingly his own son, Idamante. Love, duty, and fate intertwine in this ancient Cretan setting, creating a powerful and emotional narrative.

Antú Romero Nunes’ innovative direction blends traditional and contemporary elements, breathing new life into the opera. Christopher Moulds’ musical expertise brings out the beauty and complexity of Mozart’s score, originally composed for the Munich premiere. The combination of Nunes’ creative storytelling and Moulds’ meticulous attention to detail ensures an extraordinary production. Notably, soprano Emily Pogorelc makes her role debut as Ilia, delivering a compelling portrayal of the character torn between love and loyalty. Pogorelc’s rich, expressive voice and captivating stage presence promise to bring a fresh and unforgettable interpretation to the role.

Don’t miss this extraordinary production of “Idomeneo,” as Mozart’s timeless masterpiece unfolds with visual and emotional richness at the renowned Bayerische Staatsoper. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of love, sacrifice, and the struggle for power from September 27th to October 2nd.


September 27, 2023
7:00 pm
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Bayerische Staatsoper Nationaltheater
Max-Joseph-Platz 2
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