Kathryn will be performing the role of Annio in Opera North’s new production of Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’. Performances commence on 31st January 2013 at the Leeds Grand Theatre and the tour visits Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and Belfast. (see forthcoming events for further details).
“La clemenza di Tito is a tale of sexual obsession and divided loyalties, set in Ancient Rome. The powerful, alluring Vitellia has designs on the Emperor Tito, and is provoked to fury when he opts to marry someone else. She fans the flames of rebellion, and demands his assassination at the hands of her doting lover Sesto, Tito’s trusted confidant. Torn between loyalty to his friend and emperor and his fascination with the hypnotic Vitellia, Sesto makes a choice that tests Tito’s forgiving nature to breaking point.”
“Composed for the coronation celebrations of the new Emperor of Bohemia, La clemenza was famously described by Mozart as his ‘true opera’ due to its noble subject and its rich, varied music. Mozart received the commission for Tito when he was already underway with The Magic Flute, and both works’ stirring melodies, colourful ensembles and unforgettable choruses share the directness and simplicity typical of his late style.
John Fulljames, Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, directs Opera North’s first production of Mozart’s sublime opera seria. Annemarie Kremer, who stunned audiences and critics in her spellbinding performance as Norma last year stars in an outstanding cast including Opera North favourites Paul Nilon, Kathryn Rudge and Fflur Wyn”.
Sung in Italian with English titles
- Tito Paul Nilon
- Vitellia Annemarie Kremer
- Sesto Helen Lepalaan
- Annio Kathryn Rudge
- Servilia Fflur Wyn
- Publio Henry Waddington
- Conductor Douglas Boyd (ex 28 February)
- Conductor Justin Doyle (28 February)
- Director John Fulljames
- Set and Costume Designer Conor Murphy
- Lighting Designer Bruno Poet
- Projection Designer Finn Ross