The Quality of Mercy is not Strain’d: a revelatory La clemenza di Tito at Cadogan Hall

In his pre-performance talk, Ian Page suggested that a concert performance should be “like reading the book, instead of watching the film”. His idea that, by stripping away all the business and distraction of an opera production, you can focus more purely on the music and libretto, struck me powerfully, and this wonderful performance by Mozart specialists Classical Opera resoundingly proved him correct.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Bust of Emperor Titus, who ruled from 24 June 79 AD to 13 September 81 AD, in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

Bust of Emperor Titus, who ruled from 24 June 79 AD to 13 September 81 AD, in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

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