Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Present Mozart’s 'La clemenza di Tito'

The acclaimed opera—one of Mozart’s last—will close out the fall 2021 Center Stage performance season.  

November 4, 2021

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s fall Center Stage collection will conclude with one of Mozart’s famed last operas, La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus). The performance will take place in person at Boston Conservatory Theater from Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21. 

The Conservatory’s production of the opera, originally set in ancient Rome, is reimagined in the period and locale of its première performance: Prague, 1791. Featuring Mozart’s glorious score set to Caterino Mazzolà’s poignant libretto inspired by Pietro Metastasio, the story is a timeless meditation on the struggle and ultimate triumph of love, beauty, and compassion in the world. Music faculty member Andrew Altenbach will be conducting and dance faculty member Daniel Pelzig will stage direct the production. The performance will be sung by Conservatory opera students in Italian with English surtitles. The opera will also feature 11 dancers from the Conservatory’s Dance Division and two from the Theater Division; the production will be choreographed by students in Pelzig’s course, “Making Dances for Ballet and Opera.”

“This opera is an extraordinary tale of virtue and victory, featuring some of Mozart's most sublime music,” said Boston Conservatory at Berklee associate professor of opera Andrew Eggert. “Our students’ interpretation of La clemenza di Tito will be one to remember, not just for its dramatic story, but its timely messages of love and compassion.”

La clemenza di Tito will be presented at the Boston Conservatory Theater, located at 31 Hemenway Street in Boston, Massachusetts, at 8:00 p.m. from Thursday, November 18 through Saturday, November 20, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21. Tickets are $20 for regular seating; $10 to $15 for senior citizens, Conservatory alumni, WGBH members; and $5 to $10 for non-Berklee students.

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