Elīna Garanča is back! After a break for personal reasons (She got a lovely little girl -congratulations) she is back and for her return, she is performing at one of the most elegant and mythic places – Vienna – during this Spring.
From May 17th to May 27th she will perfom the role of Sesto in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Vienna State Opera. La Clemenza di Tito, in english the Clemency of Titus, is an Opera Seria in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In July 1791, the last year of his life, Mozart was already well advanced in writing The Magic Flute when he was asked to compose an opera seria.
Elīna Garanča performs the role of Sesto, a young patrician, friend of Tito, and in love of Vitellia (daughter of deposed Emperor Vitellio). Vitellia wants to get Tito, the emperor, killed as a revenge plan. She uses her influence on Sesto, Tito’s closest friend, to get him doing the job. Sesto gets into a delicate decision because he needs to choose between her beloved and his friend. It is a great role for an Opera singer. The first time this Opera Seria was played in 1791 by Castrato Soprano Domenico Bedini. Elīna Garanča is a mezzo-soprano, which makes an interesting historical vocal reference back to Domenico Bedini.
It is not the first time that she sings this play. See here:
Also, check here her interpretation of the Parto – one of the most popular arias in Opera:
In May, La Clemenza di Tito will take place in Vienna State Opera in Austria. It is beautiful Opera house built in 1869 in the elegant city center of Vienna. The Wiener Staatsoper is one of the busiest opera houses in the world producing 50 to 60 operas per year in approximately 200 performances. It is quite common to find a different opera being produced each day of a week.
Here is Ms.Elīna Garanča program for the incoming dates:
May 17, 21, 24, 27 – Sesto in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”, Vienna State Opera, Austria
June 1 – Sesto in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”, Vienna State Opera, Austria
June 4 – Liederabend, Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Italy
June 7 – Gala Concert, Berlin Philharmonie, Germany
June 12 – Gala Concert, Gasteig, Munchen, Germany
July 3 – Concert, Stadttheater Ingolstadt, Germany
July 7 – Gala Concert, “Klassik am See 2012” in Losheim am See, Germany
July 11 – Concert “Garanca and Friends”, Gottweig, Austria
July 12 – Concert “Garanca and Friends”, Linz, Austria
July 25 – Liederabend, Nationaltheater Munchen, Germany
July 28 – Liederabend Salzburger Festspiele, Austria
July 31 – Concert, Salzburger Festspiele, Austria
Do not hesitate to connect to Ms Elīna Garanča official website:
We are all happy to know that Ms Elīna Garanča is back. The Opera houses were missing you.
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