JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Mozart’s Idomeneo tonight, Thursday, April 13 at 6PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.
After an 11-year hiatus, Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to The Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by famed Music Director Emeritus James Levine.
Set in ancient Crete, King Idomeneo begins his return from the Trojan War, sending the captured princess Ilia ahead. Upon her arrival, she meets Idamante, Idomeneo’s son, and the two fall in love. Princess Elettra also arrives in Crete, and falls in love with Idamante.
Meanwhile, during his long journey home, Idomeneo is shipwrecked in a storm. In exchange for salvation, he vows to the sea god Neptune to sacrifice the first man he sees on land. Consequently, it is Idamante, throwing the king and his son into turmoil.
The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.
In celebration of a successful season, audience members are invited to attend a special Closing Night reception preceding the broadcast at 5PM, sponsored by Bistro Catering.
With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season officially closes during the summer festival with a special presentation of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, featuring opera superstar and GTMF favorite Renée Fleming in farewell performance. The broadcast takes place on Thursday, July 5 at 6PM.
GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in Januaray, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.
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