Release of La Clemenza di Tito
Our residency at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus this year for the concert performances of The Magic Flute coincides with the release of La Clemenza di Tito, following last year’s recorded performances. Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Rolando Villazon were joined by a stellar cast featuring Joyce DiDonato, Marina Rebeka, Regina Mühlemann and Tara Erraught. This next addition to the live recorded Mozart series was released by Deutsche Grammophon on 6 July.
“With their lively phrasings and sharp attack, there’s also something refreshingly surprising about Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. After the supercharged overture it’s a shock to land on just a fortepiano and cello preparing us for the first recitative, where Vitellia lays out her brilliant plan to set the Capitol on fire and get Tito killed in the rumpus. La clemenza di Tito may never become anyone’s favourite Mozart opera, but this recording brings its drama roaring to life and scotches the work’s old reputation as a dry dud.” – Times