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Opera

Lucio Silla

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Presentation

‘I now realise that innocence and a good heart are far more precious to the soul than false glory.’ ‘La Clemenza di Silla’? In Mozart’s seventh opera, which he composed in 1772 at the age of sixteen, a complete about-turn to clemency made the Roman ruler Lucius Sulla into a forerunner of Emperor Titus, whose praises Mozart sang in his final opera seria. Despite its strong ties with tradition, Lucio Silla is the masterpiece of a young genius, full of originality and profoundly felt music. By playing with the codes of opera seria, the German director Tobias Kratzer and the conductor Antonello Manacorda underscore the universal dimension of the personal relationships in the story. Ancient Rome is replaced by a contemporary, dark setting, in which illusion and reality merge. But Silla’s message remains timeless: ‘What triumph can rival the victory over one’s own heart?’

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Cast
Cast

ConductorANTONELLO MANACORDA
DirectorTOBIAS KRATZER
Set and costume designRAINER SELLMAIER
LightingREINHARD TRAUB
VideoMANUEL BRAUN
DramaturgyKRYSTIAN LADA
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

Lucio SillaJEREMY OVENDEN
GiuniaLENNEKE RUITEN
CecilioANNA BONITATIBUS
Lucio CinnaSIMONA ŠATUROVÁ
CeliaILSE EERENS
AufidioCARLO ALLEMANO

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionBADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE, THEATER ST. GALLEN
With the support ofLOTERIE NATIONALE

Agenda

Agenda