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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Arias from Idomeneo

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Quando avran fine omai Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
3Padre germani addio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
4Ecco Idamante ahime sen vien Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
5Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
6Non ho colpa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
7Ecco il misero resto de Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
8Godiam la pace Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

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

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Arbace/Ilia
11Estinto e Idomeneo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
12Tutte nel cor vi sento Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
13Pieta! Numi pieta! Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Eccoci salvi alfin Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
16Vedrommi intorno l'ombra dolente Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
17Cieli che veggo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante
18Ah! qual gelido orror Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
19Il padre adorata Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
20Intermezzo 1 Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Marcia 1 Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Nettuno s'onori Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Tutto me noto Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Idomeneo
24Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
25Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
26Se il padre perdei Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
27Qual mi conturba i sensi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
28Fuor del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
29Frettolosa e giuliva Elettra Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
31Idol mio se ritroso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
32Odo da lunge armonioso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
33Sidonie sponde o voi per me Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
34Placido e il mar andiamo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
35Soavi Zeffiri soli spirate Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
36Vatene prence Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
37Pria di partir oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra
38Qual nuovo terrore Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
39Eccoti in me barbaro Nume Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
40Corriamo fuggiamo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
41Solitudini amiche Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
42Zeffiretti lusinghieri Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
43Ei stesso vien oh Dei Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
44Principessa a tuoi sguardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.04

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
46Cieli che vedo Popularity:

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) Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
51Se cola ne fati e scritto Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
52Volgi intorno lo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdote/Idomeneo
53O voto tremendo! Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.11

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
54Marcia 3 Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.12

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
55Accogli oh re del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Sacerdote
56Stupenda vittoria Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
57Qual risuona qui intorno Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
58Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
59Non la morte io non pavento Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
60Ceda natura al suo autor Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
61Ma che piu tardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Idomeneo
63Ha vinto amore Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Oracle
64Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
66D'Oreste d'Aiace Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
67Popoli a voi l'ultima legge Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
68Torna la pace al core Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
69Scenda amor scenda Imeneo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.20

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
70Ballet 3 Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.21

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: