Conductor: Ed Gardner
Director: Katie Mitchell
Designers: Vicki Mortimer and Alex Easles
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Projection Design: Leo Warner for 59
Choreographer: Joseph Alford
English National Opera
London Coliseum, 18th June - 19th July 2009
Fifty Nine Productions designed the video projection for the English National Opera's production of Mozart's Idomeneo, directed by Katie Mitchell.
Mozart’s first mature masterpiece took a stock mythological plot and transformed it into a life-and-death drama of real characters confronted by the personal and political consequences of choices made in a time of war. Following her 2009 adaptation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas – which sold out the Young Vic, and is also set in the aftermath of the Trojan War – Katie Mitchell brings her unique directorial style to bear on what is now widely seen as Mozart’s most deeply-felt piece. Full of virtuosic yet often intimately lyrical vocal writing, grand public processions and stirring choruses, Idomeneo is conducted by ENO’s Olivier Award-winning Music Director Edward Gardner. The cast features some of Britain’s best, including Paul Nilon, Robert Murray, Sarah Tynan and Emma Bell.