Idomeneo - English National Opera - projection design by 59 Productions

Creative Team

Music: Mozart

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


Fifty Nine Productions designed the video projection for the English National Opera's production of Mozart's Idomeneo, directed by Katie Mitchell.

Promotional introduction

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.