Live on takt1: Currentzis with Mozart’s “Idomeneo”

Author: takt1

Peter Sellars stages Mozart's "Idomeneo" at the Salzburg Festival, with Teodor Currentzis conducting the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

  • Teodor Currentzis | Copyright: © Olya Runyova

    Teodor Currentzis © Olya Runyova

  • Freiburger Barockorchester | Copyright: © Annelies van der Vegt

    Freiburger Barockorchester © Annelies van der Vegt

When Mozart presented his "Idomeneo" at the Munich Court Theater at the age of 25, it was clear that the work announced the arrival of a new generation. "Idomeneo" is a total work of art, combining drama, poetry, dance and stage effects – all with a rich orchestration on a scale completely unheard of at the time. Teodor Currentzis and director Peter Sellars (Director) already worked together at the Salzburg Festival back in 2017, when they staged Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito".

For "Idomeneo" Sellars has once again opted for a puristic stage design. It's a production about the anger and despair of refugees, addressing themes such as violence, trauma, major conflicts and – more relevant than ever – the destruction of the environment. The raging seas rise up against the dominance of human beings.

Tune in for the live stream on 12 August at 16:00 on takt1, also available on demand after the transmission.

Recording location Felsenreitschule Salzburg
Recording date 12 August 2019
Production Company Unitel
Original title of music work Idomeneo
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band Freiburger Barockorchester
Conductor Teodor Currentzis
Choir musicAeterna
Stage Director Peter Sellars



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