La clemenza di Tito is a production of the Teatro Real Opera House, performing the last work composed by Mozart in tribute to the former director of this Madrid institution, Gerard Mortier (Gante, Belgium, 1943 - Brussels Region-Capital, Belgium, 2014).
This two-act opera was composed for the coronation of Leopold II of Austria as King of Bohemia. It portrays an honourable and clement governor with his people, even after he is betrayed his nearest and dearest.
In Imperial Rome, Vitelia, daughter of the dethroned emperor Vitelio, swears vengeance against Tito Vespasiano, who she is also in love with. She plots his assassination using his friend and adviser, Sexto, who is also in love with Vitelia.
But when she finds out that Tito has sent Berenice, of whom she was jealous, to Jerusalem, Vitelia orders Sexto to hold off on his plan, in the hope that the emperor will make her his empress.
Cast and Creative Team:
Musical director - Christophe Rousset
Theatre directors - Ursel & Karl-Ernst Hermann
Stage design, figurines and lighting - Karl-Ernst Herrmann
Choir conductor - Andrés Máspero
Tito - Jeremy Ovenden (Nov. 19, 21, 24, 26, 28) / Bernard Richter (Nov. 20, 23, 25, 27)
Vitellia - Karina Gauvin (Nov. 19, 21, 24, 26, 28) / Yolanda Auyanet (Nov. 20, 23, 25, 27)
Sexto - Monica Bacelli (Nov. 19, 21, 24, 26, 28) / Maite Beaumont (Nov. 20, 23, 25, 27)
Servilia - Sylvia Schwartz (Nov. 19, 21, 24, 26, 28) / Anna Palimina (Nov. 20, 23, 25, 27)
Annio - Sophie Harmsen
Publio - Guido Loconsolo
La clemenza di Tito
Opera in two acts
Music - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto - Pietro Metastasio, adapted by Caterino Mazzolà
Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real
Production of the Teatro Real Opera House