While Mozart's last opera, "La clemenza di Tito", was his most performed opera at first after his early death, soon adaptations of the original became popular that complied with the latest taste in opera. In remembrance of this performance practice of the early 19th century, the Festival presents a version by the Wiener Hoftheater am Kärntnertor, which was performed all over Europe from Paris to Milan at that time and comprised three newly composed pieces by Joseph Weigl and
Johann Simon Mayr.
7 / 9 August 7 p.m.
11 August 4 p.m.
„La clemenza di Tito"
Opera seria in two acts by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Libretto by Pietro Metastasio adapted by Caterino Mazzolà
Version of the Wiener Hoftheater am Kärntnertor (1804) with a new aria and a new duet by Joseph Weigl (1766--1846) and an aria by Johann Simon Mayr (1763--1845)
Tito, Carlo Allemano (tenor)
Vitellia, Nina Bernsteiner (soprano)
Sesto, Kate Aldrich (mezzosoprano)
Annio, Ann-Beth Solvang (mezzosoprano)
Servilia, Dana Marbach (soprano)
Publio, Marcell Bakonyi (baritone)
Choir and orchestra of the Academia Montis Regalis
Musical director, Alessandro De Marchi
Stage director, Christoph von Bernuth
Stage design, and costumes Oliver Helf
Dramaturgy, Micaela von Marcard