la clémence de titus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Palais Garnier - from 15 November to 25 December 2017

Photo © Edoardo Tresoldi

La clemenza di Tito

Opera in two acts

Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto
Pietro Metastasio

In Italian

Musical adaptation
Caterino Mazzolà
Conductor
Dan Ettinger
Director
Willy Decker
Tito Vespasiano
Ramón Vargas
Michael Spyres
Vitellia
Amanda Majeski
Aleksandra Kurzak
Servilia
Valentina Naforniţa
Christina Gansch
Sesto
Stéphanie d'Oustrac
Marianne Crebassa
Annio
Antoinette Dennefeld
Angela Brower
Publio
Marko Mimica
Set design
John Macfarlane
Costume design
John Macfarlane
Lighting design
Hans Toelstede
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

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Let us see whether my clemency or the treachery of others will be the more constant

- Titus, Acte II, scène 17

If the liaison between Titus and Berenice inspired one of the greatest French playwrights, it was the Roman Emperor himself, an incarnation of absolute sovereignty, that occupied the central position in what was to be Mozart’s last opera. Marking a return to opera seria in its formal constraints and choice of subject, the work nevertheless defies expectations, its humanity shining forth through an obscure clarity in which the hidden melancholy of a score composed by an already declining Mozart is discernible. Willy Decker’s streamlined production offers an exploration of the nature of power in which forgiveness and reconciliation are examined in all their strength and fragility.

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Sales open on 13 June 2017
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