Mozart: Idomeneo / Vargas, Kozena, Norrington

Release Date: 2/13/2007
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B000838109
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Salzburg, Salzburg Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 2

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"A vocal ensemble of the highest quality...this was scintillating as well as moving Mozart." -- Salzburger Volkzeitung

Magdalena Kozena and Ramon Vargas in Mozart's great opera seria set in ancient Crete.

Mozart's opera seria tells of the King of Crete who is saved from a terrible storm by promising the gods that he sacrifice the first person he meets when reaching land, only to be greeted by his beloved son Idamante. In this Salzburg staging under Sir Roger Norrington Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas sings the title role, with Czech mezzo Magdalena Kozena giving an acclaimed performance as Idamante. Salzburg favourite Anja Harteros is the jealous Elettra, with Ekaterina Siurina as Idamante's beloved Ilia.

The Salzburg Festival 2006 will be remembered for the remarkable achievement of staging all 22 of Mozart's stage works. This major Mozart landmark, 250 years after his birth, has been preserved on film for release by Decca and Deutsche Grammophon on 19 DVDs.

Ramón Vargas (Idomeneo)
Magdalena Kozená (Idamante)
Ekaterina Siurina (Ilia)
Anja Harteros (Elettra)
Jeffrey Francis (Arbace)
Robin Leggate (Gran Sacerdote)
Günther Groissböck (La Voce)
Andreas Schlager (Neptune)

Camerata Salzburg
Salzburger Bachchor
Sir Roger Norrington (Conductor)
Stage directors: Ursel Herrmann, Karl-Ernst Herrmann
Stage and costume design: Karl-Ernst Herrmann

Sound: LPCM Stero + DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
Works on This Recording
1. Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Günther Groissböck (Baritone), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Jeffrey Francis (Tenor), Andreas Schlager (Tenor), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano), Anja Harteros (Soprano)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Salzburg, Salzburg Bach Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Munich, Germany
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