Commissioned for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II: one of Mozart's great seven operas

La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

1791

La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

— 1791

  1. One of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), written in the last year of his life

  2. It was commissioned to mark the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (1747-92) as King of Bohemia

  3. Recovered in the years 1979 and 1980, the well-preserved original manuscript is presented here in its entirety

La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

Alternative Titles:
  • The Clemency of Titus
  • Die Milde des Titus K. 621
La Clemenza di Tito K. 621  – Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)
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Short Description

Composed in 1791 at the same time as the Magic Flute, this “serious opera” is a tale of revenge set in ancient Rome. It is one of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was composed in the last year of his life. La clemenza di Tito premiered in Prague as part of the coronation celebrations for Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II as King of Bohemia.

La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

Mozart’s seven great operas, his brilliant contribution to musical theater and world culture, are unequalled in their depth of human characterization and musical expression. Here we have the original score of one of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): La clemenza di Tito. It is an opera seria – a serious opera – that premiered in Prague on September 6th, 1791. Set in Rome in the year 79, the plot revolves around Vitellia, daughter of the deposed Emperor Vitellio, who wants revenge against the Emperor Vespasian. The opera was commissioned to mark the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (1747-92) as King of Bohemia. Mozart was already in the last year of his life at the time of its composition and is a contemporary work of Mozart’s famous Magic Flute. Parts of the manuscript were believed to be lost or destroyed in the course of World War II, but were rediscovered in the course of the years 1979 and 1980. Thus, the well-preserved original manuscript is presented here in its entirety.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
The Clemency of Titus
Die Milde des Titus K. 621
Date
1791
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La Clemenza di Tito K. 621
La Clemenza di Tito K. 621  – Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)
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La Clemenza di Tito K. 621

1 volume: This facsimile is not complete.
Publisher
Bärenreiter-Verlag – Kassel, 2006
Commentary
1 volume by Dietrich Berke, Ulrich Konrad, David Packard
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