Commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II in Prague, Mozart’s last opera is a deep, humane reflection on relationships, power and forgiveness. With the composition of some of the most beautiful passages in his oeuvre, Mozart has succeeded in giving this opera seria both a noble sobriety and transparent instrumentation, to which this commanding production by the Hermann partnership does full justice on all levels. Susan Graham’s most extraordinary Sesto and Christoph Prégardien’s superb Tito set the standard for this riveting Opéra national de Paris performance, conducted by the outstanding Sylvain Cambreling.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sesto: Susan Graham
Annio: Hannah Esther Minutillo
Vitellia: Catherine Naglestad
Servilia: Ekaterina Siurina
Publio: Roland Bracht
Tito: Christoph Prégardien
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Stage Director: Ursel Herrmann and Karl-Ernst Herrmann
Plus: Cast Gallery / Illustrated synopsis / A masterpiece revisited – documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz, including interviews with Sylvain Cambreling, Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, Susan Graham, Hannah Esther Minutillo, Catherine Naglestad, Ekaterina Siurina, Christoph Prégardien and Gerard Mortier.
Sound: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ DTS
Region code: All regions
Running time: 212 mins