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Idomeneo, 07 September 1953

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Giambattista Varesco

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Ilia: Sena Jurinac

Idamante: Helmut Krebs

Electra: Jennifer Vyvyan

Idomeneo: Richard Lewis

Arbace: John Cameron

High Priest: John Carolan

Voice Of Neptune: Hervey Alan

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Pauline Grant