Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

1781

One of Mozart’s seven great operas: the story of Idomeneus, King of Crete and leader of the Cretan armies during the Trojan War

  1. The seven operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) are his brilliant contribution to musical theater and world culture

  2. Commissioned by Prince-Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria (1724–99), this work premiered in Munich on January 29th, 1781

  3. The original manuscript has survived in excellent condition, complete with libretto by Giambattista Varesco (1735–1805)

Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

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Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

Seven operas are counted among the greatest works composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The story of Idomeneus, King of Crete is set during the Trojan War and was likely chosen by the opera’s patron, Prince-Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria. The opera was an early success for the young Mozart, who personally directed the premiere in Munich.

Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

Mozart’s seven great operas, his brilliant contribution to musical theater and world culture, are unequalled in their depth of human characterization and musical expression. Here we have the original score of one of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791): Idomeneo. The full title of this Italian opera by Mozart is Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante and the story revolves around Idomeneus, King of Crete and leader of the Cretan armies during the Trojan War. A commission of Prince-Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria (1724–99), the work premiered in Munich on January 29th, 1781 and was directed by Mozart himself, who was 25 at the time. The libretto was adapted by Giambattista Varesco (1735–1805), who collaborated with Mozart on numerous works, from a French work by Antoine Danchet (1671–1748). Thankfully, the original manuscript has survived in excellent condition.


Available facsimile editions:
Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367  – Biblioteka Jagiellońska (Cracow, Poland)
Bärenreiter-Verlag – Kassel, 2006
Facsimile Editions

#1 Idomeneo K. 366, Ballet K. 367

Bärenreiter-Verlag – Kassel, 2006

Publisher: Bärenreiter-Verlag – Kassel, 2006
Commentary: 1 volume by Dietrich Berke, Ulrich Konrad, David Packard
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