LOLA is proud to present one of Mozart's final operas with our own spin, La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. Performances will be March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm and March 4th at 4 pm.
Director's Notes: "What does it mean to be a good leader? Is a good leader someone who is beloved but perhaps not just? Is a good leader someone who rules with an iron fist? Can there be a middle ground? These questions are just a few of the themes and larger ideas that Mozart and his librettist Mazzolà (based off of a libretto by Metastasio) were grappling with in La Clemenza di Tito.
In reimagining the opera for LOLA we have taken out the recitative and written in a new character, the Hebrew queen Berenice, who will serve as a narrator and guide as we explore those themes within a modern context.
Come experience some of Mozart's most dazzling and lyrical musical numbers in Austin's intimate Scottish Rite Theater with LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. " - Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer, LOLA.
Berenice - Taji Senior
Tito - Matthew Edwardson
Vitellia - Carolyn Hoehle
Sesto - Liz Cass
Annio - Julie Silva
Servilia - Abigail Jackson
Publio - Stephen Maus
LOLA Executive Producer - Liz Cass
LOLA Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman
Director - Rebecca Herman
Conductor/Arranger - Peter Stopschinski
Playwright - Rebecca Whitehurst
Stage Manager - Kathleen Edwards
Lighting Designer - Natalie George
Costume Designer - Benjamin Ridgway
Wig/make-up Designer - Wendy Sanders
Jim James - Piano
Sonja Larson - Violin
Nora Karakousoglou - Cello
Mary Schani - Clarinet