Grand Tito again at Salzburg 2017?
Just a few months ago I was predicting the future Tito would be seen in a smaller, cosier space. Wrong! The new production of Tito returns to Felsenreitschule with a cast that doesn’t look Mozart-based. I am somewhat puzzled/surprised rather than miffed I was wrong – or ahead of times (as I like to think).
Currentzis, obviously looking to make his way through the entire Mozart catalog, brings his musicAesterna choir and orchestra crew to support the following:
Tito: Russell Thomas (this could be interesting)
Vitellia: Golda Schultz
Sesto: Marianne Crebassa (should we expect cape tossing? I’m all for that)
Annio: Jeanine de Bique (a soprano Annio)
Servilia: Christina Gansch
Publio: Willard White (really? Isn’t he a bit too estalished for Publio? Good for us!)
You will notice that everyone save for Sesto and Servilia is black. That in itself can take Tito in a different direction than usual. So probably no cape tossing.
Posted on December 16, 2016, in 1001 musings on la clemenza di tito, mozart and tagged la clemenza di tito, peter sellars, salzburger festspeiele 2017, teodor currentzis. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I suspect Russell Thomas will be pretty old school, given his usual repertoire, but I will be interested to hear.