Cancelled: La clemenza di Tito
|Edvard Griegs plass 1, Bergen, Norway|
|Saturday March 21, 2020|
|Friday March 27, 2020|
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, BERGEN NATIONAL OPERA AND MUSIKKSELSKAPET HARMONIEN HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE MOZART OPERA LA CLEMENZA DI TITO.
The situation has developed rapidly, and we all have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent further spread.
We have had 120 artists hard at work every day for many weeks to perform this Mozart opera for our audience in Bergen, and we are devastated to have to cancel. We hope to be able to perform the opera at a later date.
– It is heartbreaking to have to cancel a fine production involving such a gifted and committed group of artists. But the responsibility to halt the crisis belongs to us all, says Mary Miller, General & Artistic Director of Bergen National Opera and Bernt E. Bauge, CEO of Musikkselskapet Harmonien.
In the next few days, we will contact all our audience members who have tickets.
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