Mitridate, Re di Ponto


The Staatsoper Berlin invited Marc Minkowski and his brilliant orchestra Les Musiciens du Louvre, who already brought Mitridate to the stage at the Salzburg Festival, for a new production of Mozart’s early work. Mozart was only 14 years old when he was commissioned to compose a large, full-length opera seria for Milan’s Teatro Regio Ducale. Many important composers had previously created works for this prestigious stage throughout Europe. Mozart joined them with a remarkable opera based on a drama by the French author Jean Racine. The story of a declining king and warlord whose two very different sons love the same woman, who is also his bride, inspired Mozart to write music that knows strong passions as well as deeply felt emotions. He drew on tradition and yet already showed himself to be at a height that more than foreshadowed what was to come. The premiere at the end of 1770 became a triumph for the youthful composer. Minkowski and his incredible cast and ensemble made it again a complete showcase of all Mozart operas. The Japanese production team led by director Satoshi Miyagi immerses Mozart’s Mitridate in an enchanting ambience that lets different worlds converge. “Marc Minkowski and his brilliant orchestra Les Musiciens du Louvre […] a real coup.” (Tagesspiegel)

Additional Info

  • No: A05051032
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Artists: Pene Pati, Ana Maria Labin, Angela Brower, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian, Sarah Aristidou, Sahy Ratia
  • Production year: 2022
  • Run time: 02:42:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Satoshi Miyagi
  • Producers: UNITEL, NHK, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
  • Format: 4K
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