Opera

La clemenza di Tito / The Clemency of Titus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Opera seria in two acts Text by Pietro Metastasio from Caterino Mazzolà Performes in Italian with German and English supertitles

Sesto is planning to assassinate the Roman Emperor Tito at the urging of his friend Vitellia, whose love the ruler has rebuffed. When Tito, who in fact wants to marry Sesto’s sister Servilia, intimates that he will offer Vitellia his hand and his throne, the murderous plot cannot be stopped. Surviving the assassination attempt, the Emperor has to decide whether to obey the law and have the traitors killed or whether to show clemency.

Summary

Sesto is planning to assassinate the Roman Emperor Tito at the urging of his friend Vitellia, whose love the ruler has rebuffed. When Tito, who in fact wants to marry Sesto’s sister Servilia, intimates that he will offer Vitellia his hand and his throne, the murderous plot cannot be stopped. Surviving the assassination attempt, the Emperor has to decide whether to obey the law and have the traitors killed or whether to show clemency.

Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

With kind support of the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Recommendations

Apr 2017

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 27 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals After the first act
  • End 9.30 pm
  • Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

With kind support of the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper