This Nov. 7, 2012 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows Lucy Crowe as Servilia and Kate Lindsey as Annino in a dress rehearsal of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Ken Howard)
NEW YORK (AP) — “La Clemenza di Tito,” written just months before Mozart’s death in 1791, is a curiosity among his operas, a throwback to an archaic style he had moved beyond. But what a glorious throwback it is!
In fact, the current revival at the Metropolitan Opera, which opened Friday night, makes a strong case for this “opera seria,” based on a libretto that had already been set to music more than 40 times, as one of the Login to read more