For his final opera Mozart delivered a sublimely beautiful score and asophisticated piece of musical theatre that transcends all notions of timeand place.
Excerpt from La clemenza di Tito, Archiv 431 8062.The English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir,John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Anthony Rolfe Johnson,Anne Sofie von Otter, Julia Varady, Sylvia McNair, Catherine Robbin, Cornelius Hauptmann.
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In the face of betrayal by those closest to
him, Emperor Tito chooses to forgive
rather than punish, becoming the symbol
of enlightened leadership for generations
to come. Christopher Alden’s production
has been universally praised as illuminating
the real human emotions at the heart of
the opera: “This is an evening of modern
music theatre you mustn’t miss.”
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 45 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.
Conductor: Daniel Cohen / Derek Bate
Director: Christopher Alden
Set Designer: Andrew Cavanaugh Holland
Costume Designer: Terese Wadden
Tito: Michael Schade
Vitellia: Keri Alkema
Servilia: Mireille Asselin
Sesto: Isabel Leonard
Annio: Wallis Giunta
Publio: Robert Gleadow
Production from Chicago Opera Theater
Top: (l – r) Wallis Giunta as Annio and Mireille Asselin as Servilia (in shadow), and Michael Schade as Tito in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of La clemenza di Tito, 2013. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2013
Thumbnail: Isabel Leonard as Sesto in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of La clemenza di Tito, 2013. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2013