Mozart Double

La clemenza di Tito

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Opera seria in two acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Libretto by Caterino Tommaso Mazzolà, after Metastasio
Premiere: 1791 in Prague
Sa, 22.06.2019
Grosses Haus19:30
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.


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


New Production | Premiere | 2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
2019 International May Festival | Mozart24Grosses Haus17:00