Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works.
Best availability on 11 and 13 August.
A story of treachery, guilt and mercy
Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him.
Sesto is caught in an agonising dilemma, for the man in question is not only his best friend but also his sovereign.
Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness.
Mozart’s last opera
Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s last opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.
Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of Le nozze di Figaro, and the nobility of Die Zauberflöte into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
You can see La clemenza di Tito live in cinemas on Thursday 3 August.
Enrich your experience
Dressing an opera – the costumes and props of La clemenza di Tito, Monday 31 July
La clemenza di Tito: Mozart’s ‘real opera’, Sunday 6 August
Join us for a bite-sized overview of the opera on Wednesday 16 August
La clemenza di Tito is generously supported by a Syndicate of Individuals.
Cast and creative team
Conductor Robin Ticciati
Director Claus Guth
Designer Christian Schmidt
Lighting Designer Olaf Winter
Dramaturg Ronny Dietrich
Tito Steve Davislim
Vitellia Alice Coote
Sesto Kate Lindsey
Servilia Joélle Harvey
Annio Anna Stéphany
Publio Clive Bayley
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Published by Bärenreiter-Edition Kassel
Performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London
Dates and times
Date Start Long interval Finish Price band Wed 26 July 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Sat 29 July 5.30pm 6.35pm 9.10pm 1 Mon 31 July 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2
Date Start Long interval Finish Price band Thu 3 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Sun 6 August 4.35pm 5.50pm 8.25pm 1 Tue 8 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Fri 11 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 1 Sun 13 August 4.35pm 5.50pm 8.25pm 1 Wed 16 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Sat 19 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 1 Mon 21 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Thu 24 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 2 Sat 26 August 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 1
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