Cancelled all April performances

In the current context of the expansion of the COVID-19 virus and the consequent state of alarm declared on March 14 by the central government, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is forced to cancel the second period of performances of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu will contact everyone affected by the suspension of the artistic activity, to inform them of all the available options.

In 1791, while Mozart was busy on The Magic Flute, he was commissioned to write an opera for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia, Leopold II. This opera, which was premiered in Prague, was destined to be his last. In it he revisits opera seria to relate a drama set in Rome in the first century AD.

The complex relationship between Vitellia and Sesto, in which passion and hatred mingle, is part of a plot revolving around the central figure of Emperor Tito. Mozart abides by the conventions of opera seria, while breathing new life into it.

The great stage director David McVicar returns to the Liceu with a show that was first seen at the 2011 edition of the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and a cast of Mozart specialists.

La clemenza di Tito

Opera seria in two acts. Libretto by Pietro Metastasio and Caterino Mazzolà. World premiere: 06/09/1791 at the National Theatre in Prague. First Barcelona performance: 14/12/1963 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 19/10/2006. Number of Liceu performances: 25.

Artistic profile

Philippe Auguin
Stage director
David McVicar
Set design
David McVicar and Bettina Neuhaus
Jenny Tiramani
Lighting design
Jennifer Tipton
Marie Lambert
Weapon Master
David Greeves
Stage Director Assistant
Albert Estany
Gran Teatre del Liceu for the Festival D’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence 2011
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia


Tito VespasianoPaolo Fanale19th,22th,25th,27th February and 26th,28th April
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev20th,23th February and 17th,29th April
VitelliaMyrtò Papatanasiu19th,22th,25th February
Vanessa Goikoetxea20th,23th,27th February and 17th,29th April
Carmela Remigio26th,28th April
ServiliaAnne-Catherine Gillet19th,20th,22th,23th,25th,27th February
Sara Blanch17th,26th,28th,29th April
SestoStéphanie D’Oustrac19th,20th,22th,23th,25th,27th February and 26th,28th April
Maite Beaumont17th,29th April
AnnioLidia Vinyes-Curtis
PublioMatthieu Lécroart
LentuloDavid Greeves

Debut Liceu

Debut role

February 2020

19Wednesday20:00Turn H
20Thursday20:00Turn B
22Saturday20:00Turn C
23Sunday17:00Turn T
25Tuesday20:00Turn A
27Thursday20:00Turn PC

April 2020

17Friday20:00Turn CCancelled
26Sunday18:00Turn FCancelled
28Tuesday20:00Turn GCancelled
29Wednesday20:00Turn ECancelled

First part 1h
Interval 30m
Second part 1h

Approximate running time 2h 30m

Information of Interest

Briefing session

Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.

Reasons not to miss'LA CLEMENZA DI TITO'

  • Mozart's last opera.
  • Consuming passion set amid a drama with political overtones.
  • David McVicar's return to the Liceu.
  • An entire cast of Mozart specialists.