Milo Rau, Thomas Hengelbrock
La Clemenza di Tito
Music by W.A. Mozart
Opera
Prices EUR 145 / 115 / 90 / 65 / 45 / 20
Language Italian with German and English surtitles
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

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 themselves experienced repressive regimes, the Camerata Salzburg 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

Musical direction Thomas Hengelbrock Stage direction Milo Rau Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor Orchestra Camerata Salzburg Scenography Anton Lukas Costume design Ottavia Castellotti Video design Moritz von Dungern Light design Jürgen Kolb Assistant direction Giacomo Bisordi Dramaturgy 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 Coproduktion Wiener Festwochen, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Live Stream Premiere February 2021, Grand Théâtre Genève
Premiere September 2023, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp)

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

Acknowledgement

The performances in Vienna are supported by Dorotheum.

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