Idomeneo CD (Glyndebourne 1964)

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Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: John Pritchard

Cast: Gundula Janowitz, Luciano Pavarotti, Neilson Taylor, Enriqueta Tarrés, Richard Lewis, The Glyndebourne Chorus

The London Philharmonic Orchestra

The UK premiere of Idomeneo was given at Glyndebourne in 1951, the 1964 revival, from which this recording comes, was directed by Peter Ebert with John Pritchard conducting, as he had done for the previous five revivals. This recording allows Janowitz and Pavarotti to be heard before their respective international careers took off.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne on 14 August 1964.

Booklet contains full libretto in Italian, English, French and German, with synopses in English, French and German.

“Luciano Pavarotti’s Idamante provided the most charming vocal tone of the evening’ Daily Telegraph, July 1964

"Richard Lewis owned the title-role for two decades at Glyndebourne, and realises much of the king's nobility and anguish...[Pavarotti] produces some thrilling, ringing tone, and uses the text more keenly than any of the other principals. He is incontestably the highest-testosterone Idamante on disc." Gramophone

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Discs 2
Includes Libretto Yes
Languages Italian
Place of Recording Glyndebourne
Running Time 2 hours 21 minutes
Live Recording Yes
Type CD
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