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...
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