Mozart Overture to Idomeneo, re di Creta, K, 366
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 6 in D, Op. 61a (Beethoven’s own transcription of his Violin Concerto)
Mozart Ilia’s Arias: Quando avran fine omai & Padre, germani, addio! (from Idomeneo)
Mozart Symphony no. 41 in C, K. 551 (Jupiter)
Conductor Michael Thrift
Piano George Harliono
Soprano Rosanna Harris
Firstly, Firebird flies back to the Trojan wars for the start of Mozart’s Opera Idomeneo. Ilia, the daughter of the defeated king of Troy, has been captured by the Cretans. She has fallen in love with the son of the Cretan King who releases her along with other captives. Ilia’s aria is performed by Rosanna Harris, fresh from the stages of Opera Holland Park and Grange Park Opera. George Harliono performs Beethoven’s own transcription of his Violin Concerto for piano, known as Piano Concerto no. 6, before Firebird heads to the skies for Mozart’s inspirational Jupiter Symphony.