Nina Solodovnikova, Joseph Doody, Luke Sinclair
Nina Solodovnikova, Joseph Doody, Luke Sinclair
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nicolò Balducci, Katie Coventry
Nicolò Balducci, Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Anita Giovanna Rosati, Luke Sinclair
Anita Giovanna Rosati, Luke Sinclair
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Anita Giovanna Rosati, Luke Sinclair
Anita Giovanna Rosati, Luke Sinclair
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Anita Giovanna Rosati
Anita Giovanna Rosati
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova, Luke Sinclair
Nina Solodovnikova, Luke Sinclair
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Luke Sinclair, Joseph Doody
Luke Sinclair, Joseph Doody
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Luke Sinclair
Luke Sinclair
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry
Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry
Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova, Katie Coventry
Nina Solodovnikova, Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry, Nina Solodovnikova
Katie Coventry, Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry
Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry, Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
Katie Coventry, Luke Sinclair, Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova, Katie Coventry
Nina Solodovnikova, Katie Coventry
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Nina Solodovnikova
Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Katie Coventry, Nina Solodovnikova
Katie Coventry, Nina Solodovnikova
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger

Lucio Silla

Opera seria von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In Italian language with German and English subtitles.

Libretto von Giovanni di Gamerra

Premiere: 20. Jänner 2024 / Landestheater

Synopsis

“Lucio Silla” is a thrilling psychograph that examines the dark side of human passions. In this early Mozart opera, the narrative about two lovers who stand up to the despotic regime of a tyrant is steeped in jealousy, hunger for power and envy. Inspired by a dark chapter in Roman history, 16-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart uncoils a highly emotional, profound drama in this masterpiece.

Lucio Silla reigns with an iron fist and mercilessly persecutes anybody who stands in his way. He sends his political opponent Cecilio into exile, but the latter furtively returns to his home country to reunite with his lover Giunia. But Silla, who has long convinced Giunia that Cecilio is dead, is trying to force her to marry him. Now Cecilio and Giunia must fight the tyrant together.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed “Lucio Silla” as a commissioned work for the city of Milan. With its multifaceted orchestration, its sombre tone and bold dramaturgic composition, in which plot and music are closely entwined, Mozart’s opera defied all conventions of the time in which it was created. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) created “Lucio Silla” for the carnival season of 1772. The libretto was written by Giovanni di Gamerra, who was known for his eerie and unconventional texts.

Even though “Lucio Silla” was a great success – with a total of 26 performances in its premiere season – it was Mozart’s last opera to see its world premiere in Italy. Amélie Niermeyer has directed opera productions e.g. at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Hamburg State Opera, the Theater an der Wien and the Bavarian State Opera. At the Salzburg State Theater she for instance staged “Stormy Interlude”, “Rigoletto” and “La clemenza di Tito” as well as Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Felsenreitschule. The Mozarteum Orchestra is conducted by Kapellmeister Carlo Benedetto Cimento.

Duration: 3 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission

Reviews

Beim Mozarteumorchester unter der hervorragenden Leitung von Carlo Benedetto Cimento blieben keine Wünsche offen. Der Dirigent fächerte mit den Musikern die vielschichtige Partitur wunderbar auf, nuanciert in Tempi, Farben, Dynamik und Führung der Gesangssolisten."

Traunsteiner Tagblatt

Regisseurin Amélie Niermeyer hat ein Meisterstück geliefert. Die Verpflanzung des am Ende sich zur Milde durchringenden Tyrannen Silla aus dem ersten vorchristlichen Jahrhundert in unsere Gegenwart funktioniert blendend.“

Drehpunkt Kultur

Selected performance

Sa 01/20/2024 07.00 pm

Salzburger Landestheater

Cast (on 01/20/2024)

Audio introduction

von Vinda Miguna