La Clemenza di Tito
My dear Opera lovers,
let me take you to one of my favourites opera seria in two acts by Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito. This is Mozart's last opera, written only two months before his death. It's really dear to me, as it speaks about actual topics, such as ethics, government, and forgiveness. Love is a central topic, of course, but it's not the disruptive love of the early Mozart, rather a more mature form of it, and maybe more lasting and universal.
The staged version is a co-production with the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels and the Polish premiere took place on the 16th of January Protected content .
Rome, 79 AD. The emperor Titus narrowly escapes the attack his best friend Sextus has plotted against him under pressure from his beloved Vitellia. Titus is faced with the heartrending choice of following his feelings and granting his friend clemency, or following his reason and condemning him. In La Clemenza di Tito Mozart returned to opera seria just a few months before his death. He had not worked in this genre since Idomeneo. For a long time this work, quite unjustifiably, remained in the shadow of his other great masterpieces, despite the fact that much of the music he wrote for this work is among the best in his oeuvre. Having previously staged Idomeneo, Ivo van Hove, now together with Ludovic Morlot, is presenting a new interpretation that will undoubtedly do full justice to the everlasting topicality, powerful drama and musical splendour of this mixture of friendship and revenge, passion and politics.
Libretto: Caterino Mazzolà after Pietro Metastasio
World premiere: 6 September Protected content , Estates Theatre, Prague
Premiere of this production: 10 October Protected content , Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
Premiere at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera: 16 January Protected content
Co-produced with: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussel.
The deadline for the purchase of the tickets is December the 5th. For organization matters, I kindly ask you to make the payment by 1pm on the 5th of December.Protected content
I hope to see you all!