Opera
Mozart Double Bill

La Clemenza di Tito

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Opera seria in two acts
Libretto by Caterino Tommaso Mazzolà, after Metastasio
First performance: 1791 in Prague

When a ruler decides to override the law and commits himself - almost godlike - to permanent forgiveness, the very fabric of social society loses its balance. Titus, the emperor, holds mercy and forgiveness dearly and, by virtue of his power, raises amnesty to a law. This, however, presents a challenge to his subjects, who must now grapple with their own misdoings. "You forgive me, it is true; but my heart, that will lament its error as long as memory lasts, does not forgive me!", the assassin Sesto desperately proclaims. But Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" also deals with the unthinkable: how the assassin's hatred, the scruples of his followers, and the suffering of the victims can actually dissolve into divine music of permanent forgiveness and reconciliation.

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Designer Marianne Glittenberg
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Tito Vespasian Mirko Roschkowski, Thomas Blondelle
Vitellia Olesya Golovneva
Servilia Shira Patchornik
Sesto Silvia Hauer
Annio Lena Haselmann
Publio Young Doo Park
Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

New Production | 2019 International May Festival | PremiereGrosses Haus19:30
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00