Opera - Idomeneo

 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
   
 Idomeneo, King of Crete 149:37  
  Dramma per musica in three acts  
  Libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco after Antoine Danchet's IdomenĂ©e  
   
1 Overture 4:33
   
  Act I  
2 'When will the gods release me' 3:59
3 'Father, my brothers, forgive me!' 3:31
  Ilia  
4 'Ah! He is coming' 2:34
  Ilia, Idamante  
5 'I am guiltless and yet you blame me' 5:42
  Idamante  
6 'Here are the few wretched Trojan victims' 0:45
  Ilia, Idamante  
7 'The war is over' 2:23
  Chorus  
8 'Prince, my lord, you insult the Greek nation' 2:34
  Electra, Idamante, Arbace, Ilia  
9 'The King dies. . . and I am friendless!' 1:51
10 'I feel you writhe inside me' 3:18
  Electra  
11 'Relent! Heaven, relent!' 1:05
  Chorus  
12 Pantomime 3:18
  'We have been saved at last'  
13 'The ghost of my victim' 3:58
  Idomeneo  
14 'This lonely shore' 4:37
  Idamante, Idomeneo  
15 'The father I love dearly' 2:49
  Idamante  
   
  Intermezzo  
16 March - 4:12
  'May Neptune be honoured'  
  Chorus  
   
  Act II  
17 'We are alone; listen, Arbace' 3:58
  Idomeneo, Arbace, Ilia  
18 'My father was taken' 5:31
  Ilia  
19 'How should I interpret words so ambiguous and disturbing?' 2:10
20 'Saved from storms, the storm within me rages' 6:02
  Idomeneo  
21 'What pleasure could be deeper than mine is?' 1:29
22 'Dearest creature, that I know you love another cannot hurt me' 6:09
  Electra  
23 'You shores of Crete' 0:51
  Electra  
24 'Calmly the sea is calling' 4:02
  Chorus, Electra  
25 'You must set sail, Prince' 0:31
  Idomeneo, Idamante  
26 'If I must leave, I beg you' 3:43
  Idamante, Electra, Idomeneo  
27 'The storm winds are howling' 1:31
  Chorus  
28 'I am the one, merciless Neptune, the culprit' 1:50
  Idomeneo  
29 'Disaster! Run faster to flee such a horror!' 1:28
  Chorus  
   
  Act III  
30 'Here, alone but not lonely' 0:56
31 'Heav'nly breezes, soft and gentle' 5:44
  Ilia  
32 'Noble princess, if I dare to seek you out again' 3:25
33 'At the moment such words were uttered' 2:53
  Idamante, Ilia  
34 '(What do I see here?)' 2:00
  Idomeneo, Ilia, Idamante, Electra  
35 'Alone the earth I wander' 5:28
  Idamante, Ilia, Idomeneo, Electra  
36 'Most unfortunate land!' 3:22
  Arbace  
37 'Raise your eyes for a moment, your highness' 4:31
  High Priest, Idomeneo  
38 'Oh, oh vow past redemption' 4:47
  Chorus, High Priest  
39 March 1:27
40 'Oh mighty ocean god, we beg you hear us' 3:07
  Idomeneo, Chorus  
41 'Highness, our hero, the prince Idamante' 1:13
  Arbace, Idomeneo  
42 'Father, my dearest father. . .' 5:47
  Idamante, Idomeneo, Ilia, High Priest  
43 'Your love has triumphed: Idomeneo shall rule no more' 2:32
  Voice of Neptune  
44 'The gods show mercy!' 1:11
  Idomeneo, Idamante, Ilia, Arbace, Electra  
45 'The woes of my brother invade and destroy me' 3:08
  Electra  
46 'Cretans: this shall be the last decree Idomeneo will pronounce' 5:41
  Idomeneo  
47 'Bless their love, bless their devotion' 1:23
  Chorus  
   
 Bruce Ford tenor - Idomeneo
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Idamante
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Ilia
 Susan Patterson soprano - Electra
 Ryland Davies tenor - Arbace
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - High Priest of Neptune
 Clive Bayley bass - Voice of Neptune
 David Parry
  23-27 June 2003