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Idomeneo, 29 May 1959

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Giambattista Varesco

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Ilia: Sylvia Stahlman

Idamante: William McAlpine

Electra: Angela Vercelli

Idomeneo: Richard Lewis

Arbace: Lauri Payne

High Priest: Duncan Robertson

Voice Of Neptune: Hervey Alan

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Robert Harrold