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Idomeneo, 20 June 1956

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Giambattista Varesco

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Ilia: Elisabeth Grummer

Idamante: William McAlpine

Electra: Lucille Udovick

Idomeneo: Richard Lewis

Arbace: James Milligan

High Priest: David Galliver

Voice Of Neptune: Hervey Alan

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Pauline Grant