La Clemenza di Tito
Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Milo Rau, Thomas Hengelbrock
EUR 145 / 115 / 90 / 65 / 45 / 20
Italian with German and English surtitles
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3 hrs., incl. 1 interval

A waiting list for any remaining tickets will be started when evening box offices open. Only one name can be added to the list per person, and only one ticket is issued per name.

Dates
21 May
Tuesday
Time 7.30pm
 
22 May
Wednesday
Time 7.30pm
 
24 May
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
25 May
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
 
21 May
Tuesday
Time 7.30pm
 
22 May
Wednesday
Time 7.30pm
 
24 May
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
25 May
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
 
© Annemie Augustijns
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss

In Milo Rau’s first opera treatment, Emperor Tito’s well-wishing commitment degenerates into a strategy of sheer self-preservation, an empty revolutionary platitude. Together with eighteen people who live in Vienna and have partly themselves experienced repressive regimes, the Camerata Salzburg (directed by Thomas Hengelbrock) and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Rau undertakes an actualisation of Mozart’s last opera. While crowds of displaced persons are eking out their existence in a trailer park ghetto outside of the palace walls, the social elite are celebrating their own benevolence. Is it possible for political art to change the world? Or does it, in fact, only reinforce the status quo? The Festwochen artistic director’s controversial Mozart interpretation calls convenient social commitment into question while at the same time paying homage to the people of Vienna.

Artistic Team

Direction Milo Rau Musical direction Thomas Hengelbrock Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor Choir direction Erwin Ortner Choir rehearsing Sebastian Acosta, Viktor Mitrevski Orchestra Camerata Salzburg Scenography Anton Lukas Costume design Ottavia Castellotti Video design Moritz von Dungern Light design Jürgen Kolb Dramaturgy Giacomo Bisordi, Clara Pons With Anna Goryachova (Sesto), Justin Hopkins (Publio), Anna Malesza-Kutny (Vitellia), Jeremy Ovenden (Tito), Maria Warenberg (Annio), Sarah Yang (Servilia)

Production

Production Grand Théâtre de Genève Coproduction Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Premiere February 2021, Grand Théâtre Genève

Past projects

Wiener Festwochen 2013 Moskauer Prozesse
Wiener Festwochen 2015 The Civil Wars
Wiener Festwochen 2017 Agora
Wiener Festwochen 2019 Orest in Mossul
Wiener Festwochen 2020 Against Integration (online)
Wiener Festwochen 2023 Antigone im Amazonas

Please note

Recommended for ages 16+
The performance includes representations of violence.
There are also loud gunshots during the performance.

Acknowledgement

The performances in Vienna are supported by Dorotheum.

Q & A

22 May, following the performance

Introduction to music

with Thomas Hengelbrock, 24 May, 6.30pm

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