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Mozart: Idomeneo / Kale, Soldh, Kuebler, Biel, Tibell

Östman / Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra
Release Date: 05/16/2006 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102011  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anita SoldhStuart KaleAnn Christine BielDavid Kuebler
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre OrchestraDrottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Running Time: 143 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Release Date: 2006
Language: Sung in Italian
Menu Languages NTSC: German, French, English, Spanish
Subtitle Languages NTSC: German, French, English, Italian, Spanish

Idomeneo, King of Crete, has been away from home during the long years of the Trojan War. Idamante, his son, now regent of the island, waits for his return, heralded by the arrival of Trojan prisoners in Crete. One of these prisoners is Ilia, daughter of the murdered King Priam of Troy. Idamante has fallen in love with Ilia, but he is loved by Electra, daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon, who has taken refuge in Crete.
Read more /> The Drottningholm Court Theatre is a tiny and exquisite rococo theatre, the only surviving eighteenth-century theatre in Europe in perfectly-preserved working order. The Swedish conductor and musicologist Arnold Östman became the theatre’s director in 1981 and introduced an orchestra of original instruments playing an authentic style to complement the unique atmosphere of his surroundings and he has steadily built up a worldwide reputation for his authentic interpretation of Mozart.

This 1991 revival of the acclaimed 1986 Drottningholm production by Michael Hampe conducted by Arnold Östman, was staged during the Mozart Bicentenary year. Combining both tragedy and comedy with drama, Idomeneo boasts a series of superbly expressive pieces which music historian Alfred Einstein described as "one of those works that even a genius of the highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life." - Arthaus Musik
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Works on This Recording

1. Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anita Soldh (Soprano), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Ann Christine Biel (Soprano),
David Kuebler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra,  Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 

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