september, 2018

25sep(sep 25)12:00 pm(sep 25)12:00 pmFeaturedMidday Music: La Clemenza di TitoPerformance by the Butler Opera Center

Event Details

We’re welcoming back our Midday Music Series for fall 2018 with a lunchtime opera performance by the Butler Opera Center, presenting excerpts from La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Presented in collaboration with the Butler School of Music.

This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

MORE ABOUT THE OPERA

La clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Margaret Jumonville, director
Kelly Kuo, conductor

What is power without mercy? La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) finds Vitellia—daughter of a deposed emperor in the year 79 A.D.—stewing with revenge against the titular Tito, the son of the man who took Vitellia’s family crown. As Tito makes plans to choose his empress, a tale of jealousy, mistaken identity and, ultimately, forgiveness swirls against the colossal backdrop of ancient Rome.

Mozart was commissioned in the last year of his life to compose this new work to celebrate the coronation of Bohemia’s King Leopold II. Allegedly completed in just 18 days, it stands alongside Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in its mythical, quicksilver origin.

Time

(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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