"Idomeneo is Mozart's grandest, most richly coloured and most ambitious opera" (The Sunday Times). Idomeneo, King of Crete, falls in love with Ilia, daughter of the murdered King Priam of Troy, but is loved by Electra, daughter of the Greek King Agamemnon, who has taken refuge in Crete. This production marked the operatic debut of Trevor Nunn. It has been much-acclaimed for its dramatic effect, blending Minoan Crete with the ritualistic delicacy of Japanese theatre. This dynamic stylisation is appropriately reflected in John Napier's considered and elegant designs.