The Return of King Idomeneo: A Picnic Operetta

August 11th through September 23rd 2012


Mozart’s opera with a crunchy street corner vibe.  Mixed Precipitation presents their 4th annual celebration of music in the urban ecosystem.

The hometown heroes of Crete are returning victorious from the long and bloody Trojan War.  Idomeneo can barely recognize the town that he left.  The threatening Neptune, angry God of the sea, looms over Crete as the town attempts to move toward reconciliation and peace. Mozart’s epic music comes to a 1950s street corner with a unique mash-up of  passionate arias, exciting chorus, 50s doo-wop and 60s girl-groups.


The Return of King Idomeneo  is made possible in part by these sponsors:

The Wedge Co-op  Eastside Food Coop
Gardens of Eagan Women's Environmental Institute

Mixed Precipitation’s Education Program for young people sponsored by the Twin Cities Opera Guild



This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.