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23 Aug 2010

Idomeneo, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 23 August 2010]

Of all the tributes to Charles Mackerras since his death last month, this concert performance of Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece was probably the most fitting. The edition was as complete as anyone could wish, retaining the ballet music but excluding the arias Mozart cut shortly before the 1781 Munich premiere and did not restore for Vienna in 1786.

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