La Clemenza di Tito
Sunday 27 August | 7:30PM
Concerts
Opéra des Nations

La Clemenza di Tito

Opera seria in 2 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà, after Metastasio and Cinna by Corneille. First performed on 6 September 1791 at the Estates Theatre in Prague.

Concert version

Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles

Following his impressive interpretation of The Indian Queen, Teodor Currentzis is back with his MusicAeterna Ensemble to interpret one of Mozart’s final masterpieces. In the last months of his life, the composer found the strength to write some exceptional pieces, including his last opera seria, La Clemenza di Tito. Through music, he exalts friendship, revenge, passion, political intrigue, and moral dilemmas: should you abide by the law or put friendship first? Does Titus embody the ideal enlightened sovereign? A reflection on power and confidence in human nature. An allusion to the masonic ideal? Essentially, there are just two dominant passions: hatred and vengeance on one side, love and forgiveness on the other. Negative poison, positive detachment. An unmissable appointment with Mozart and Teodor Currentzis, in what promises to be a rare and unique event. A new way of hearing and listening to Mozart.

Musical Director Teodor Currentzis
   
Tito Maximilian Schmitt 
Vitellia Karina Gauvin
Servilia Anna Lucia Richter
Sesto Stéphanie d’Oustrac
Annio Jeanine de Bique 
PublioWillard White
   
Orchestra & chorus
MusicAeterna
 

 

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Aug 2017
Sunday 27 |  7:30 pm