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Mozart'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. The premiere of this production took place during the 1992 Salzburg Festival. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Performers Vinson Cole (Tito), Vesselina Kasarova (Sesto), Patricia Schuman (Vitellia), Ruxandra Donose (Ruxandra Donose), Christiane Oelze (Servilia), Lorenxo Regazzzo (Publio).
Author Mozart. Lyrics Mazzola (after Metastasio). Company Royal Opera. Director Karl Ernst. Director Ursel Hermann. Design Karl Ernst. Design Ursel Hermann. Conductor Nicholas McGegan.
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