• Details

    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

    Insider talk
    Dressing an opera – the costumes and props of La clemenza di Tito, Monday 31 July

    Study event
    La clemenza di Tito: Mozart’s ‘real opera’, Sunday 6 August

    Pre-performance talk
    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

    Creative team

    Conductor Robin Ticciati
    Director Claus Guth
    Designer Christian Schmidt
    Lighting Designer Olaf Winter
    Dramaturg Ronny Dietrich


    Cast includes

    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

    July

    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

    August

    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