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.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
La clemenza di Tito 26 July-26 August
New production for Festival 2017
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Claus Guth
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast: Steve Davislim (Tito), Alice Coote (Vitellia), Kate Lindsey (Sesto), Joélle Harvey (Servilia)
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.
Booking dates for Festival 2017
1 December 2016
Ballot deadline for Glyndebourne Members
16 January 2017
Ballot deadline for Glyndebourne Associate Members
27 February 2017
Priority booking opens for Glyndebourne Under 30s
5 March 2017
Public booking opens online at 6.00pm
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 4.50pm 6.05pm 8.40pm 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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