La Clemenza di Tito


Mozart La Clemenza di Tito opera to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio adapted by Caterino Mazzolà. Directed 2017 by Claus Guth at Glyndebourne. Stars Richard Croft (Tito), Anna Stéphany (Sesto), Alice Coote (Vitellia), Clive Bayley (Publio), Michèle Losier (Annio), and Joélle Harvey (Servilia). Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Leader Matthew Truscott) and the Glyndebourne Chorus (Chorus Master Jeremy Bines). Designed by Christian Schmidt; movement direction by Ramses Sigl; lighting design by Olaf Winter; production design by Arian Andiel; dramaturgy by Ronny Dietrich. Directed for TV by François Roussillon; Executive Producer George Bruell. Released 2018, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

David Vickers, writing in the September 2018 Gramophon, pages 106-107, explains the split-level set that has private thoughts and actions taking place in nature and political events transpiring in a palace. Vickers generally approves the production except for a trick ending which we will not spoil here.

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