Mozart's last opera seria as interpreted by McVicar and sung by Remigio and Papatanasiu
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.
- 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 Vespasiano||Paolo Fanale||19th,22th,25th,27th February and 26th,28th April|
|Dovlet Nurgeldiyev||20th,23th February and 17th,29th April|
|Vitellia||Myrtò Papatanasiu||19th,22th,25th February|
|Vanessa Goikoetxea||20th,23th,27th February and 17th,29th April|
|Carmela Remigio||26th,28th April|
|Servilia||Anne-Catherine Gillet||19th,20th,22th,23th,25th,27th February|
|Sara Blanch||17th,26th,28th,29th April|
|Sesto||Stéphanie D’Oustrac||19th,20th,22th,23th,25th,27th February and 26th,28th April|
|Maite Beaumont||17th,29th April|
First part 1h
Second part 1h
Approximate running time 2h 30m
Information of Interest
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.