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Idomeneo, 22 June 1951

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Giambattista Varesco

Conductor: Fritz Busch

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Ilia: Sena Jurinac

Idamante: Leopold Simoneau

Electra: Birgit Nilsson

Idomeneo: Richard Lewis

Arbace: Alfred Poell

High Priest: Alexander Young

Voice Of Neptune: Bruce Dargavel

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Sigurd Leeder