Simon Rattle conducts the BERLIN Philharmonic in one of his great operatic specialities - with an all-star cast led by his new love Magdalena Kozena.
Kozena sings the pivotal role of Idamante, Prince of Crete. Idamante is at the pinnacle of the opera's classic love triangle: he loves the captive Trojan Princess Ilia, and she loves him - but so does the fierce GREEK Princess Elettra. As if that's not bad enough, Idomeneo himself, the King of Crete, has vowed to sacrifice the first being he meets after being saved from drowning - and who should he see first but his own son Idamante.
Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.
Idomeneo....Philip Langridge (tenor)
Idamante....Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Ilia....Christiane Oelze (soprano)
Elettra....Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)
Arbace, Idomeneo's confidante....Peter Hoare (tenor)
High Priest of Neptune....Ian Caley (tenor)
Voice of the Oracle....Jonathan Lemalu (bass)EUROPEan VoicesBERLIN Philharmonic
Simon Rattle (conductor).