Idomeneo

More info on Idomeneo

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist:

Gianbattista Varesco

Premiere:

29 January 1781, Munich (Cuvillés Theater)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Idomeneo Synopsis

Libretto:

Idomeneo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Idomeneo

Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante (Italian for Idomeneo, King of Crete, or, Ilia and Idamante; usually referred to simply as Idomeneo, K. 366) is an Italian language opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was adapted by Giambattista Varesco from a French text by Antoine Danchet, which had been set to music by André Campra as Idoménée in 1712. Mozart and Varesco were commissioned in 1780 by Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria for a court carnival. He probably chose the subject, though it might have been Mozart.
The libretto clearly draws its inspiration from Metastasio and its overall layout, not to mention the type of character development which Metastasio had developed and mostly from the highly poetic language used in the various numbers and the secco and stromentato recitatives. The style of the choruses, marches, and ballets was very French, and the shipwreck scene towards the end of act I is almost identical to the structure and dramatic working-out of a similar scene in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride. The sacrifice and oracle scenes are similar to Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide and Alceste.

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Roles in Idomeneo

Ilia Soprano
Idomeneo Tenor
Idamante Tenor
Elettra Soprano
Arbace Tenor
Gran Sacerdote Tenor
The Oracle Bass
Two Cretan women Soprano,Mezzo-Soprano

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All scenes from Idomeneo

Arias from Idomeneo

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Quando avran fine omai

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
3Padre germani addio

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
4Ecco Idamante ahime sen vien

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
5Radunate i Troiani

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
6Non ho colpa

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
7Ecco il misero resto de Troiani

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
8Godiam la pace

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: T B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Two Trojans/Two Cretan women
9Prence signor tutta la Grecia

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
10Arbace viene

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Arbace/Ilia
11Estinto e Idomeneo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
12Tutte nel cor vi sento

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
13Pieta! Numi pieta!

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Eccoci salvi alfin

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
15Oh! voi di marte e di nettuno

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
16Vedrommi intorno l'ombra dolente

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
17Cieli che veggo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante
18Ah! qual gelido orror

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
19Il padre adorata

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
20Intermezzo 1

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Marcia 1

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Nettuno s'onori

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Tutto me noto

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Idomeneo
24Se il tuo duol

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
25Se mai pomposo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
26Se il padre perdei

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
27Qual mi conturba i sensi

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
28Fuor del mar

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
29Frettolosa e giuliva Elettra

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Elettra
30Parto e l'unico oggetto

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
31Idol mio se ritroso

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
32Odo da lunge armonioso

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
33Sidonie sponde o voi per me

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
34Placido e il mar andiamo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
35Soavi Zeffiri soli spirate

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
36Vatene prence

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
37Pria di partir oh Dio

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra
38Qual nuovo terrore

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
39Eccoti in me barbaro Nume

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
40Corriamo fuggiamo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
41Solitudini amiche

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
42Zeffiretti lusinghieri

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
43Ei stesso vien oh Dei

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
44Principessa a tuoi sguardi

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idamante
45Sio non moro a questi accenti

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.04

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
46Cieli che vedo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
47Non temer idol mio (of amato bene)

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
48Andro ramingo e solo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
49Sire alla reggia tua immensa

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Ilia/Idomeneo/Elettra
50Sventurata sidon

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
51Se cola ne fati e scritto

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
52Volgi intorno lo sguardo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdote/Idomeneo
53O voto tremendo!

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.11

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
54Marcia 3

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.12

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
55Accogli oh re del mar

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Sacerdote
56Stupenda vittoria

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
57Qual risuona qui intorno

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
58Padre mio caro padre

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
59Non la morte io non pavento

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
60Ceda natura al suo autor

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
61Ma che piu tardi

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Sacerdote
62Oh! padre ah non t'arresti

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Idomeneo
63Ha vinto amore

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Oracle
64Oh! ciel pietoso

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
65Oh! smania

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
66D'Oreste d'Aiace

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
67Popoli a voi l'ultima legge

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
68Torna la pace al core

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
69Scenda amor scenda Imeneo

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.20

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
70Ballet 3

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.21

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: