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  Idomeneo at Lyric Opera


Lyric Opera
20 N. Wacker Drive Chicago

Idomeneo, the King of Crete, makes a promise to the gods he cannot keep in Mozart's dramatic tale of love, jealousy, punishment and redemption, set during the Trojan War. The story follows Idomeneo, who's pledged to sacrifice the first human he meets on shore in exchange for survival at sea. But the first person he encounters turns out to be his own son Idamante, who's become a promising leader in his father's absence and who's caught in a war of affection between the Trojan princess Illia and her Greek counterpart Electra.

Thru - Nov 2, 2018

Wed, Oct 24: 7:00pm
Sun, Oct 28: 2:00pm
Fri, Nov 2: 7:00pm

Show Type: Opera

Box Office: 312-332-2244

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Chicago On the Aisle - Highly Recommended

"...There is no more musically intelligent exponent of the opera’s title role now before the public than Polenzani. The Evanston native had portrayed the deeply conflicted monarch in this production last year at the Met (it was nationally televised), and he was in equally resplendent form on this occasion, excelling in both his impeccably stylish legato phrasing and firm martial declamation without ever compromising his agility; all three qualities were impressively on display in Idomeneo’s Act 2 “Fuor del mar,” one of Mozart’s most supremely demanding tenor arias, full of coloratura twists and turns that Polenzani dispatched thrillingly."
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John von Rhein

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