Victorian Opera / Opera Australia
Death, politics and roaring crescendos – Idomeneo will crash like a wave on St Kilda’s Palais Theatre, directed by Lindy Hume and conducted by Benjamin Bayl.
In this epic production, the mythical King of Crete is faced with an impossible decision: to sacrifice his son in payment of a debt to Poseidon or exile him across the seas. The King will be joined by a vengeful, jealous performance of Elettra and accompanied by the virtuosic playing of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.
Presented in the grand majesty of the Palais Theatre, this full staging of one of opera’s great jewels will sparkle on the St Kilda foreshore as if it were Poseidon’s bay.
A co-production between Victorian Opera and Opera Australia.
IDOMENEO / STEVE DAVISLIM
IDAMANTE / CATHERINE CARBY
ILIA / KATHRYN RADCLIFFE
ELETTRA / OLIVIA CRANWELL
ARBACE / MICHAEL DIMOVSKI
HIGH PRIEST / JAMES EGGLESTONE
VOICE OF NEPTUNE / SIMON MEADOWS
CHORUS / Jonathon Bam, Elizabeth Barrow, Paul Batey, Paul Biencourt, Kirilie Blythman, Kerrie Bolton, Emily Burke, Robert Campbell, Alastair Cooper-Golec, Stephen Coutts, Rebecca Crabtree, Irving Dekterev, Shakira Dugan, Shania Eliassen, Olivia Federow-Yemm, Fraser Findlay, Matan Franco, Lyndon Green, Teresa Ingrilli, Jerzy Kozlowski, Alister Lamont, Kieran Macfarlane, Jane Magao, Ursula Paez, Alexsander Pokryshevsky, Henry Shaw, Syrah Torii, Peter Tregear, Emily Uhlrich, Nicole Wallace, Lynlee Williams, Hannah Kostros
DIRECTOR / LINDY HUME
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / KATE MILLETT
CONDUCTOR / BENJAMIN BAYL
SET DESIGNER / MICHAEL YEARGAN
COSTUME DESIGNER / ANNA CORDINGLEY
LIGHTING DESIGNER / VERITY HAMPSON
VIDEO DESIGNER / DAVID BERGMAN
CINEMATOGRAPHY / CATHERINE PETTMAN
SET DESIGN CONSULTANT / RICHARD ROBERTS