Idoménée

TRAGÉDIE EN MUSIQUE IN A PROLOGUE AND FIVE ACTS (1712/1731)

Music by

André Campra

Text by

Antoine Danchet

The same source material that later inspired Mozart’s Italian opera seria »Idomeneo« – here, as a French tragédie lyrique. Neptune, the sea god, only agrees to let King Idoménée survive a storm unscathed when the king promises to show his gratitude by sacrificing the first person he encounters on his native shores. When that victim-to-be turns out to be his own son Idamante, Idoménée finds himself in an irreconcilable conflict between his paternal feelings, his duties as a monarch and his religious obligations.

The whirlwind of divine complications consumes not only father and son, king and prince, but also the rivalling princesses Ilione and Électre. Following the conventions of the tragédie lyrique genre, the work’s scope extends beyond human passions. The gods Venus and Neptune, thirsty for vengeance, also deliver impressive performances and bring their victims – unlike in Mozart’s version – to a tragic end. With André Campra, a composer who is largely unknown in Germany takes the spotlight in the BAROCKTAGE 2021. Born in southern France, Campra was active in Paris starting in the 1690s and made a name for himself in the final years of Louis XIV’s reign with around fifteen operas, which were very successful in their day. »Idoménée« shines with immense formal versatility, encompassing traditionally declaimed recitatives, various types of arias and instrumental numbers, and ballet interludes, giving a fantastic glimpse of the tragédie lyrique genre as it existed in the period between its creation by Jean-Baptiste Lully and its reform by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Dates

Premiere BAROCKTAGE 2021
Start of single ticket sales on 4. September 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In French language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 31 October 2021

Cast

  • musical director
    • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Director
    • Àlex Ollé / La Fura dels Baus
  • Assistant Director
    • Susana Gómez
  • Set Design
    • Alfons Flores
  • Costumes
    • Lluc Castells
  • Light
    • Urs Schönebaum
  • Video
    • Emmanuel Carlier
  • Choreography
    • Martin Harriague
  • Chorus Master
  • Dramaturgy
  • Idoménée
  • Idamante
    • Samuel Boden
  • Ilione
    • Chiara Skerath
  • Électre
    • Hélène Carpentier
  • Vénus
    • Eva Zaïcik
  • Éole, Neptune
    • Yoann Dubruque
  • La Jalousie, Némésis
    • Victor Sicard
  • Arcas
    • Enguerrand de Hys
  • Arbas, Protée
    • Frédéric Caton
    • LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE
BAROCKTAGE 2021
Start of single ticket sales on 4. September 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In French language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 31 October 2021

Cast

  • musical director
    • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Director
    • Àlex Ollé / La Fura dels Baus
  • Assistant Director
    • Susana Gómez
  • Set Design
    • Alfons Flores
  • Costumes
    • Lluc Castells
  • Light
    • Urs Schönebaum
  • Video
    • Emmanuel Carlier
  • Choreography
    • Martin Harriague
  • Chorus Master
  • Dramaturgy
  • Idoménée
  • Idamante
    • Samuel Boden
  • Ilione
    • Chiara Skerath
  • Électre
    • Hélène Carpentier
  • Vénus
    • Eva Zaïcik
  • Éole, Neptune
    • Yoann Dubruque
  • La Jalousie, Némésis
    • Victor Sicard
  • Arcas
    • Enguerrand de Hys
  • Arbas, Protée
    • Frédéric Caton
    • LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE
BAROCKTAGE 2021
Start of single ticket sales on 4. September 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In French language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 31 October 2021

Cast

  • musical director
    • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Director
    • Àlex Ollé / La Fura dels Baus
  • Assistant Director
    • Susana Gómez
  • Set Design
    • Alfons Flores
  • Costumes
    • Lluc Castells
  • Light
    • Urs Schönebaum
  • Video
    • Emmanuel Carlier
  • Choreography
    • Martin Harriague
  • Chorus Master
  • Dramaturgy
  • Idoménée
  • Idamante
    • Samuel Boden
  • Ilione
    • Chiara Skerath
  • Électre
    • Hélène Carpentier
  • Vénus
    • Eva Zaïcik
  • Éole, Neptune
    • Yoann Dubruque
  • La Jalousie, Némésis
    • Victor Sicard
  • Arcas
    • Enguerrand de Hys
  • Arbas, Protée
    • Frédéric Caton
    • LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE
Start of single ticket sales on 4. September 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In French language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 31 October 2021

Cast

  • musical director
    • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Director
    • Àlex Ollé / La Fura dels Baus
  • Assistant Director
    • Susana Gómez
  • Set Design
    • Alfons Flores
  • Costumes
    • Lluc Castells
  • Light
    • Urs Schönebaum
  • Video
    • Emmanuel Carlier
  • Choreography
    • Martin Harriague
  • Chorus Master
  • Dramaturgy
  • Idoménée
  • Idamante
    • Samuel Boden
  • Ilione
    • Chiara Skerath
  • Électre
    • Hélène Carpentier
  • Vénus
    • Eva Zaïcik
  • Éole, Neptune
    • Yoann Dubruque
  • La Jalousie, Némésis
    • Victor Sicard
  • Arcas
    • Enguerrand de Hys
  • Arbas, Protée
    • Frédéric Caton
    • LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE
For the last time this season
Start of single ticket sales on 4. September 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In French language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 31 October 2021

Cast

  • musical director
    • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Director
    • Àlex Ollé / La Fura dels Baus
  • Assistant Director
    • Susana Gómez
  • Set Design
    • Alfons Flores
  • Costumes
    • Lluc Castells
  • Light
    • Urs Schönebaum
  • Video
    • Emmanuel Carlier
  • Choreography
    • Martin Harriague
  • Chorus Master
  • Dramaturgy
  • Idoménée
  • Idamante
    • Samuel Boden
  • Ilione
    • Chiara Skerath
  • Électre
    • Hélène Carpentier
  • Vénus
    • Eva Zaïcik
  • Éole, Neptune
    • Yoann Dubruque
  • La Jalousie, Némésis
    • Victor Sicard
  • Arcas
    • Enguerrand de Hys
  • Arbas, Protée
    • Frédéric Caton
    • LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE

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