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A Potent Realisation

Mozart's 'Idomeneo' at the Buxton Festival,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The sea plays as big a role in Mozart's Idomeneo as it does in, say, Peter Grimes or The Tempest. So Isabella Bywater's set for the Buxton Festival production — Buxton Opera House, Buxton, UK, 8 July 2018 — keeps it more or less constantly in view, through a series of openings, with heaps of sand covering the ground in front.

It's the age-old tale of a rash, heat-of-the-moment promise to the gods turning round to bite the person who makes it...

Copyright © 14 July 2018 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

BUXTON FESTIVAL

GREECE

NORTHERN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

BUXTON

DERBYSHIRE

UNITED KINGDOM

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