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Catalogue No: 100407
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Opera seria in two acts; Sung in Italian
Sesto, a young patrician: Diana Montague
Vitellia, daughter of the deposed Emperor: Ashley Putnam
Annio, a young patrician: Martine Mahé
Tito, Emperor of Rome: Philip Langridge
Servilia, sister of Sesto: Elzbieta Szmytka
Publio, captain of the Patrician Guard: Peter Rose
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor
Nicholas Hytner, Stage Director
Robin Lough, Video Director
Recorded live from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1991
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Menu Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 143 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
“The interplay of the characters has never been more purposefully presented, making nonsense of the old idea of this piece as stiff and static.” The Guardian
La Clemenza di Tito was commissioned to celebrate the coronation of the Emperor Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791, and was written in eighteen days.
Nicholas Hytner's elegant staging, performed in the original Italian language, was premiered during the Mozart Bicentenary season at Glyndebourne on 28 June 1991. An impressive cast is led by Philip Langridge (Tito), Ashley Putnam (Vitellia) and Diana Montague (Sesto).
New secco recitatives, to replace those written by Mozart’s pupil Süssmayr, were commissioned by Glyndebourne from composer Stephen Oliver for this production. Andrew Davis conducts the LPO.
“[Langridge] is tremendously strong and impressive in the emotional twists and turns of the recitative.” The Times
“Central to the dramatic success of the piece is the fire-eating Vitellia of Ashley Putnam [who] seems to eat men alive.” The Guardian
Please note that this disc has been repackaged and re-released in worldwide NTSC format
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