Pittsburgh Opera To Perform ‘AfterWARds,’ A Reconstructed ‘Idomeneo’

By Francisco Salazar

The Pittsburgh Opera is set to present “AfterWARds,” which uses the words and music of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.”

The work will reorganize the opera into an 80-minute version that shifts the opera’s focus towards its four protagonists and their timeless struggles for love and peace in a world full of carnage and destruction.

“AfterWARds” is set on the island of Crete immediately after the Trojan War and will star Pittsburgh Opera’s award-winning Resident Artists including Terrence Chin-Loy, Ashley Fabian, Caitlin Gotimer, and Antonia Botti-Lodovico. Glenn Lewis conducts the production, which will be directed by David Paul.

“AfterWARds” continues Pittsburgh Opera’s recent trend of producing operas with pants roles and it also the closest the company performs the work as the Pittsburgh Opera has never performed “Idomeneo.”

“AfterWARds” opens on Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 3, 2019.