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Opera seria in two acts
Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà based on  Pietro Metastasio, KV621
First performed in Théâtre des États of Prague, 6 September 1791
Éditions Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel

New production Opéra de Lausanne

Tito Paolo Fanale
Vitellia Salome Jicia
Servilia Sylvia Schwartz
Sesto Yuriy Mynenko
Annio Lamia Beuque
Publio Daniel Golossov

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir
prepared by Pascal Mayer

Conductor Diego Fasolis
Director Fabio Ceresa
Set and costume designer Gary McCann
Lighting designer Ben Cracknell
Assistant director Mattia Agatiello
Assistant costume designer Gabriella Ingram

Sunday 18 March 2018, 5PM
Wednesday 21
March 2018, 7PM
Friday 23
March 2018, 8PM
Sunday 25
March 2018, 3PM
Wednesday 28 March 2018, 7PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 170.-
Duration: appro. 2h40 (one intermission included)

Vitellia is the daughter of the late emperor Vitellius. Titus' father having usurped Vitellius' throne, Vitellia hopes to regain her rank by marrying the new emperor. Except...the fact that Titus has chosen Berenice thwarts her plan. Vitellia then decides to play the only advantage she has in her hand: Sextus, madly in love with her, and a close friend of Titus. Her move will be to manipulate him to carry out her desire for vengeance against Titus.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 28 April 2018, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra

Backstage tour around the shows

Monday 5 March 2018, 6PM to 7:15PM
During this visit, participants will learn more about the production of the show, by discovering, for example, the sets and costumes. Tour is in French.
Entrance fee: CHF 15.-
Information and registration: 021 315 40 59 or isabelle.ravussin[at]lausanne.ch

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Mathilde Reichler
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Conference University of Lausanne

Friday 16 March 2018, 5PM
Room 2064, bâtiment Anthropole, UNIL
Speaker: Olivier Rouvière
Free entrance
Information on www.unil.ch/lettres