Returning from the Trojan War and caught in the midst of a storm, King Idomeneo promises the raging seas that he will sacrifice the first person he meets, in return for his safe passage. Cruelly, the first person he encounters is his only son, Idamante.
The rivalry between the princesses Ilia and Elettra for the heart of Idamante coupled with a king’s ill-fated promise provide a rich, emotional drama and unforgettable music.
Mozart’s Idomeneo remains one the greatest of his ‘opera seria’ (serious operas). This is an opera that explores royalty, high ideals and deep emotions.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Music : Giuseppe Verdi,
Libretto : Francesco Maria Piave,
Original director : Christof Loy
Leonora : Anna Netrebko,
Don Alvaro : Jonas Kaufmann,
Don Carlo di Vargas : Ludovic Tézier,
Padre Guardiano : Ferruccio Furlanetto,
Fra Melitone : Alessandro Corbelli,
Preziosilla : Veronica Simeoni,
Marchese di Calatrava : Robert Lloyd
The University of Surrey Choir and Symphony Orchestra join forces for a performances of Mozart's powerfully moving Requiem Mass.
The Requiem, commissioned in the final year of Mozart's tragically short life, includes music of astonishing beauty and reflects the composer's vivid sense of his own mortality. They are joined by four international soloists for this special concert which opens with Brahms's 'Tragic Overture'.
For the first time, ROHM will host a unique programme for infants aged six months to eighteen months to introduce them to opera. Unprecedented in Oman, BambinO is an important pioneering work that celebrates the power of infant imagination. In the entertaining context of opera, this original educational show reinvents operatic language and traditions for very young children at a time when they are intensely curious and open to new experiences. Written by Lliam Paterson and directed by critically acclaimed Phelim McDermott, BambinO was produced by Scottish Opera in collaboration with Manchester International Festival and Improbable.