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Jul. 05 2014

07/12/14 – La Clemenza Di Tito – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Approx. Length:  3 hours

Sex and power are front and center in Mozart’s riveting La Clemenza di Tito.

Can a Roman emperor forgive a woman who either wants to marry him or murder him? And can he pardon the would-be assassin who’s supposedly his best friend? Find out in this spellbinding Sir David McVicar production that got rave reviews at France’s Aix-en-Provence Festival.

A highlight of the prestigious 2011 Aix-en-Provence Festival, this production is filled with theatrical urgency and fire. “McVicar’s direction is characteristically sharp, adding psychological complexity and bringing the drama to life.” The Telegraph, London

CAST:

Tito: Matthew Polenzani
Sesto: Joyce DiDonato
Vitellia: Amanda Majeski
Anno: Cecelia Hall
Servilia: Emily Birsan
Publio: Christian Van Horn

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR: Sir David McVicar
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: Marie Lambert
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black

Photo credits: LOC

Diana Ross

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