Finally, the wait is over and I can present you my last commissioned work for the new production of "Idomeneo" at the Bavarian State Opera. For the magnificent costume design by Victoria Behr, I created a jacquard fabric for the Coat of King Idomeneo. On 19 July 2021, the premiere took place in the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
For the first time, I was able to see a textile I had developed myself on the opera stage. In the middle of a breathtaking stage design by Phyllida Barlow, who is currently presented at the Haus der Kunst in Munich in a retrospective. Many thanks to Victoria Behr, Verena Kopp, Max Wagner, and the Bavarian State Opera for this unique collaboration. It is a great honor for me to be involved in this project. It was like a dream, actually much more than that! Thank you very much for this beautiful production!
"On 29 January 1781, at the height of the carnival season, Munich's Cuvilliés Theatre was the scene of a special premiere: the program included Idomeneo by the young Salzburg composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was only 25 years old.
The opera is a milestone in the composer's oeuvre. For the first time, he developed a musical language for what was probably the world's best orchestra at the time, the Mannheim Hofkapelle, which represented the absolute avant-garde in terms of timbres and musical forms. The ancient story about the Cretan king who returns to his homeland after the Trojan War was also unique in its archaic force."
Musical direction: Constantinos Carydis
Production: Antú Romero Nunes
Choreography: Dustin Klein
Set design: Phyllida Barlow
Costume design: Victoria Behr
Lighting: Michael Bauer
Photos: W.Hösl Bayerische Staatsoper