The Círculo del Liceo hosted the conference on the opera La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, given by Antoni Colomer, as a part of the Series of Conferences prior to the operas of the season 19/20 of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Mozart's last opera seria as interpreted by David McVicar and sung by Carmela Remigio and Myrtò Papatanasiu.
In 1791, while Mozart was busy on The Magic Flute, he was commissioned to write an opera for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia, Leopold II. This opera, which was premiered in Prague, was destined to be his last. In it he revisits opera seria to relate a drama set in Rome in the first century AD.
The complex relationship between Vitellia and Sesto, in which passion and hatred mingle, is part of a plot revolving around the central figure of Emperor Tito. Mozart abides by the conventions of opera seria, while breathing new life into it.
The great stage director David McVicar returns to the Liceu with a show that was first seen at the 2011 edition of the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and a cast of Mozart specialists.