MET Opera: Idomeneo

GENRE: Opera
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2017
STARRING: Nadine Sierra, Elza van der Heever, Alice Coote, Matthew Polenzani
DIRECTOR: James Levine
PRODUCER(S): Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
WRITER(S): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Like many stories from Greek myth, Idomeneo explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control. The opera casts these issues within the framework of the opera seria genre, a stylized format popular in the 18th century that is characterized by a succession of arias and recitatives and a cast of noble characters. Long neglected along with other works of this era, Idomeneo now holds a firm place in the repertoire as