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DetailsMozart's last opera, but his first to be produced in England. Supposedly written in just 18 days this work looks at the tension between passion and duty, ego and mercy. Tito, the Roman Emperor, needs an Empress but who? Vitellia has been rejected and is out for revenge - seeking to have the Emperor assassinated by her admirer Sesto. But the plot fails and both Vitellia and Sesto are at the mercy of Tito. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 40 minutes. Co-production with Opera de Bordeaux.
Cast/Performers Timothy Robinson (Tito), Geraldine McGreevy (Vitellia), Monica Groop (Sesto), Katija Dragojevic (Annio), Sarah Fox (Servilia), Timothy Mirfin (Publio)
Lyrics: Mazzola (after Metastasio)
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor(s): Harry Bicket (except Apr 4), Anthony Negus (Apr 4)
Producer: Yannis Kokkos
Design(s): Yannis Kokkos, Muriel Trembleau (assistant)
Lighting: Patrice Trottier
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