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Dramma serio per musica in two acts (1791)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien

Premiere: Thursday, 17 October 2019, 7 pm until 9.45 pm (Intermission: 8.10 pm)

Performances: 19 / 22 / 24 / 27 / 29 October 2019, 7 pm

Synopsis

Vitellia regards herself as the rightful successor as ruler of Rome. But now Tito is emperor and shows no sign of at least marrying her. Far worse: he loves a foreigner, Queen Berenice of Judea. Vitellia therefore wants to start a rebellion. She has  caused Tito’s friend Sesto to fall in love with her and asks him to kill Tito. Sesto hesitates but his desire for Vitellia’s love is greater. When he leaves, Vitellia learns that Tito has broken off his engagement to Berenice. Vitellia is sure that Tito will marry her and calls off the rebellion. But she is mistaken: Tito chooses Servilia,  Sesto’s sister. Once again, Vitellia is snubbed. Again she incites Sesto to rebellion. In the meantime Servilia has confessed to the Emperor that her heart belongs to Annio. Tito releases her. At last he chooses Vitellia as his bride. But Vitellia is unable to  recall Sesto. The man he stabs in the darkness is not the Emperor. Sesto is arrested but Vitellia tells the truth in order to save Sesto’s life. In the end Tito forgives all his  enemies, he also decides not to marry.

Cast

Director

Stefan Gottfried

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Director

Sam Brown

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Set & costume design

Alex Lowde

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Choreography

Stina Quagebeur

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Light design

Jean Kalman

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Video design

Tabea Rothfuchs

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Titus

Jeremy Ovenden

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Vitellia

Nicole Chevalier

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Servilia

Mari Eriksmoen

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Sesto

David Hansen

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Annio

Kangmin Justin Kim

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Publio

Jonathan Lemalu

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Berenice

Stina Quagebeur

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Orchestra

Concentus Musicus Wien

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Choir

Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

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La clemenza di Tito

Premiere: 17. Oktober 2019
Inszenierung: Sam Brown
Ausstattung: Alex Lowde
Choreografie: Stina Quagebeur
Licht: Jean Kalman
Video: Tabea Rothfuchs

Fotos: ©Werner Kmetitsch