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From Idomedeo, Act III
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key C minor
Language Italian
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791
Poet Giambattista Varesco 1735 – 1805
Range D'Oreste, d'Ajace!

D’Oreste, d’Ajace!, a setting by Giambattista Varesco, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1781 (C minor) and premiered the same year. This aria takes place in Act III of his opera, Idomeneo.

Premiered in 1781 under the direction of Mozart, aged 25, Idomeneo is often considered to be his first mature opera. It was commissioned Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria for a court carnival in Munich. His wife chose the subject of the libretto after having read Idomeneo by Danchet. The opera seems a mix between the French opera tradition (Giambattista Varesco, the librettist was very familiar with the works of Glück) and the Italian opera seria tradition, advocated by Mozart.
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Richard Strauss was asked to revise Idomeneo and his version met great success at its premiere in 1931.

Act I of the opera takes place after the Trojan War. Ilia, daughter of the defeated King Priam, has been taken to Crete. She is in love with Idamante, son of Idomeneo but as their two fathers were enemies, she refuses to let anyone know. Idamante, in love with Ilia tries to seduce her without success. When news is given about the disappearance of Idomeneo at sea, Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, fears that Idamante will soon be king and choose Ilia as a queen. However, Idomeneo is saved and arrives safely to the shore. He has promised Neptune, God of the ocean, he would sacrifice the first living creature he sees to thank him. Idamante approaches him but his father refuses to sacrifice his own son so he orders him to hide forever from his sight. His son leaves full of grief and incomprehension.

Act II opens on Idomeneo seeking the advice of Arbace. They decide to ask Idamande to escort Electra to her home, in Argos and sacrifice another victim. When the King meets Ilia, she expresses her gratitude to him for all the kindness he has shown her. As Idamante is about to depart, a storm breaks out and a Sea serpent appears. Idomeneo understands it is a message from the Gods and he offers his life instead of the life of his son.

Act III opens on Idamante and Ilia confessing their mutual feelings. Electra and Idomeneo overhear them. Meanwhile, the sea serpent is causing destruction on all the land and the people are urging the King to reveal the person whose sacrifice is demanded by Neptune. Idomeneo confesses that it is the life of his own son that is required. Idamante, after succeeding in killing the monster offers his life. Neptune stops the sacrifice just in time. He demands that Idamante marry Ilia and that they become the new rulers of the land. This outcome leads Electra to express her fury and despair in her aria: D’Oreste, d’Ajace!

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