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    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

    Presented by at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    February 28, 2012


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    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

    Pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM by John Harbison
    The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
    Ryan Turner, conductor

    William Hite, tenor, Tito
    Deborah van Renterghem, soprano, Vitellia
    Krista River, mezzo-soprano, Sesto
    Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, Annio
    Susan Consoli, soprano, Servilia
    Aaron Engebreth, bass, Publio

    La Clemenza di Tito is Mozart’s final opera, composed immediately after The Magic Flute. Its radiant humanity shaped Mozart’s approach to transforming Clemenza’s classic opera seria libretto from its traditional static structure to a path breaking stage work, luminous in its characterizations and achingly beautiful in its emotions. It brings a story of desperate intrigues, unrequited love, and heart-stopping reversals of fortune taken directly from Roman history. Roman aristocrat Vitellia plots the assassination of Tito, Emperor of Rome. Tito’s forgiveness of his enemies catches all off guard, turning the opera’s theme into one of clemency and redemption.


    Emmanuel Church, Boston

    15 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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