La clemenza di Tito

Edvard Griegs plass 1, Bergen, Norway
Saturday March 21, 2020


Premiere: 21. Mar 2020

Running period: 21 – 27/03

Mozart’s last opera holds some of his most extraordinary and emotional music.

Mozart’s beautiful last opera is set in Rome, and explores the appalling jealousies, ambitions and desperate love affairs during the reign of the emperor Tito. Rome burns, and Sesto, a young man driven by obsessive love for Vitellia the would-be empress, is accused of the crime. But Tito decides on mercy rather than the exercise of power.

The opera has profound relevance to current times, and its miraculous music tells a powerful story.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Music
Caterino Mazzolà, based on Pietro
Metastasio / Libretto
Jan Willem de Vriend / Conductor
Rodula Gaitanou / Stage director
Cordelia Chrisholm / Design
Simon Corder / Lighting designer
Håkon Matti Skrede / Choirmaster
Charles Workman / Tito
Lauren Fagan / Vitellia
Beate Mordal / Servilia
Annika Schlicht / Sesto
Ingeborg Gillebo / Annio
Barnaby Rea / Publio
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg Choir and guests

A new production by Bergen National Opera

Presented by Bergen National Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra