Giovanni Antonini conducts the Orchestra La Scintilla and chorus of Oper Zürich in Jetske Mijnssen’s new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Oper Zürich, joined by Joseph Kaiser in the title role. The production opens on 4 February with performances running until 2 March. More information and tickets here.
Idomeneo was commissioned by the Elector of Bavaria towards the end of 1780 who requested that Mozart compose an ‘opera seria’ on the Greek tragedy. Despite the success of the premiere, it was only given three performances in Munich and one concert performance in Vienna during Mozart’s lifetime.
Giovanni returns to Oper Zürich following previous productions there including Handel’s Alcina and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.