Idomeneo from the Met at the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth Maine

   In the midst of the Trojan war, a daughter of royalty fancies a prince who is doomed in his not too distant future unbeknownst to him. There are kind gestures of good will peppered about though the fathers in power are enemies. There is however, a hope to return to peace. The Greek kings jealousy of the clemency granted towards prisoners causes his passions of hate to flare. The furies of the hades are dreaded to be unleashed. Idomeneo is rescued by Neptune, god of the sea and brought to safety. Idomeneo realizes that the pending sacrifice entails him to surrender his own son for the ritual. Horrified, he flees into exile causing terrible grief to his beloved. A major battle against a monstrous serpent ensues. A broken love, a loss of a son, a blessing to restore a loving couple and peace to the land all fall into place in this endearing tale. Come see it for yourself on March 25th at the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth Maine.

Written by John D’Alessandro

Photos by Susan D’Alessandro

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