Vancouver Opera’s La Clemenza di Tito; Saturday Night, Opening Night

From the sounds of David Gordon Duke writing in the Vancouver Sun, I am in for a treat this Saturday when the Vancouver Opera opens their production of La Clemenza di Tito.

“It’s a sensational piece. The music is just phenomenal,” Darlington says. “Every time I open the score, I realize I’m just touching the tip of the iceberg, there is so much going on at different levels. It’s incredible that Mozart wrote it in such a short time. Clemenza is very intimate, real chamber music; for example, the trumpets and the timpani play in only three numbers. And the characters are not at all stereotypes — they are real, breathing people.”

To read more of David Gordon Duke’s piece on La Clemenza di Tito, visit the Vancouver Sun. It is a very good read on the opera and Mozart as well.

As I have done for all the operas this season I will be live-blogging opening night, this Saturday night. If you would like to join me at the opera, I will be at the live-bloggers table pre-opera, during intermission and for a few brief moments after the opera. Vancouver Opera have made themselves very accessible to many more people by having tickets available at many price points. I would love it if you did stop in at my table and said hello.

Disclaimer; this blog post, as always, is based on my personal opinion. I did not receive any form of compensation from Vancouver Opera or anybody else for writing this review.