Back to All Events

Wolf Trap Opera Presents: Mozart's "Idomeneo"

  • Wolf Trap Opera 1635 Trap Road Vienna, VA, 22182 United States (map)


After ten long years of battle, Idomeneo is finally returning home from the Trojan War. During the perilous journey, he pledges to sacrifice the first living thing he sees in return for a safe voyage. In horror, he realizes that the first person he meets is his son, Idamante. Idomeneo struggles to escape his vow, but his vengeful god seeks revenge. Written when Mozart was just 24 years old, Idomeneo is considered his first great opera.

For June 22 & 27: Free pre-show talk 6:30 pm
For June 24 & 30: Free pre-show talk 2 pm

IDOMENEO, RÈ DI CRETAMusic by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco


in order of vocal appearance
Idomeneo, King of Crete - Ian Koziara
Ilia, a Trojan princess - Madison Leonard
Idamante, Idomeneo’s son - Megan Mikailovna Samarin
Elettra, Princess in exile - Yelena Dyachek
Arbace, the King’s advisor - Duke Kim
High Priest - Senhica Clee
A Voice - Cory McGee
Men and Women of Crete and Troy - Wolf Trap Opera Studio


Conductor - Geoffrey McDonald
Director - Omer Ben Seadia
Scenic Designer - Ryan Howell
Costume Designer - Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer - Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer - Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster - David Hanlon