Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT
Mozart's 'La clemenza di Tito' with Polenzani, DiDonato, Fang and van der Heever from New York
Mozart's 'La clemenza di Tito' is an opera seria in two acts to an Italian libretto by Caterino Mazzolà, after Metastasio. Metastasio's libretto had already been set by nearly 40 composers; the story is based on the life of Roman Emperor Titus, from some brief hints in The Lives of the Caesars by the Roman writer Suetonius. Performers:
Tito: Matthew Polenzani.
Servilia: Ying Fang.
Vittelia: Elza van der Heever.
Sesto: Joyce DiDonato.
Annio: Emily d'Angelo.
Publio: Christian van Horn.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Lothar Koenigs.