Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

Mozart's "Idomeneo"

Teodor Currentzis, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra & The musicAeterna Choir
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When Mozart presented his "Idomeneo" at the Munich Court Theater at the age of 25, it was clear that the work announced the arrival of a new generation. "Idomeneo" is a total work of art, combining drama, poetry, dance and stage effects – all with a rich orchestration on a scale completely unheard of at the time. Teodor Currentzis and director Peter Sellars already worked together at the Salzburg Festival back in 2017, when they staged Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito". Teodor Currentzis knows Mozart's musical idiom like no other conductor – in his hands, nothing sounds routine. Above all, his approach is characterized by historical performance practices, a sense of drama and a revolutionary impulse, restoring Mozart's "Idomeneo" to new life. Not only he get the very best out of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, themselves Mozart experts: in his hands, the acting and soloists' singing merge into an all-encompassing total work of art.  




Teodor Currentzis appears by the kind permission of Sony Classical.


A Coproduction of UnitelServusTV and the Salzburg Festival.



Live Stream
recorded at 08/12/2019, 04:00pm (CEST)
Live from the Salzburg Festival
Teodor Currentzis at the Salzburg Festival: "Idomeneo"
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W.A. Mozart: Idomeneo
  • Overture
  • Act I
  • Act II
  • Aria "Ihr Kinder des Staubes" from "Thamos, King of Egypt"
  • Act III
  • Ballet Music to Idomeneo
Interview with Teodor Currentzis
  • Interview