Composed by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by: Giambattista Varesco
Directed By: Brad Dalton
Opera San Jose, CA
Conducted by: George Cleve
Costumes by: Johann Stegmeir
Lighting by: Christopher Ostrom
"The set design (Steven C. Kemp), museum-piece-like props, and glamorous patterned costumes (Johann Stegmeir) in this production miraculously brings ancient Crete back to life with an archeological accuracy that brings to mind the New York Metropolitan Opera’s famous production of Aida. Every time the curtain went up, or any time a new backdrop came down, the audience is treated to a fresh set brighter and more splendorous than the one before. For this alone, the opera is worth seeing."