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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Aix-en-Provence Festival 2011

Thu 7 - Thu 21 Jul 2011 9.30pm - Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence, France

Overview

La clemenza di Tito

La clemenza di Tito

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Gregory Kunde Titus
Carmen Giannattasio Vitellia
Sarah Connolly Sesto
Anna Stephany Annio
Amel Brahim-Djelloul Servilia
Darren Jeffery Publio
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
London Symphony Orchestra

David McVicar stage director and set design
Jenny Tiramani costumes
Jennifer Tipton lighting
Bettina Neuhaus associate set designer

Performance dates:
Thursday 7 July 9.30pm
Sunday 10 July 9.30pm
Wednesday 13 July 9.30pm
Friday 15 July 9.30pm
Tuesday 19 July 9.30pm
Thursday 21 July 9.30pm

Titus, Emperor of Rome, has turned down Berenice the foreign princess. He decides to marry Servilia and thereby arouses great anger in the ambitious Vitellia. Sextus would do anything for Vitellia’s love, even foment a coup against his closest friend, the Emperor. Revisiting the great Metastasio’s libretto, so often set to music, Mozart transformed the conventions of opera seria by rethinking its traditional form with a music that is filled with restrained feelings and veiled with melancholy. It was his last opera, a masterpiece that portrays the torment of the human condition as a man of power gains mastery over his impulses. A wave of emotion flows through this Clemenza di Tito that tells the story of passions that are ultimately tamed.


Tickets: 240, 190, 110, 55, 30 €
Youth tickets: 15 €

For more information and to buy tickets please visit the Aix-en-Provence Festival website.

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    More Info

    Performed in Italian with French surtitles

    2 hours 20mins with interval

    New Festival d'Aix-en-Provence production
    In co-production with the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Marseille Opera House

    Broadcasts

    Tuesday 19 July 8pm (CET)
    Broadcast live on Radio France Musique, and for 30 days in the archive online
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    Thursday 21 July 9.30pm (CET)
    Broadcast live on Mezzo TV (France and Germany)
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    Also shown live in French and Swiss cinemas
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