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The show

New production :
Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

The story

In Antique Rome, in 80 AC, the magnanimous Emperor Titus is in love with Berenice, but Vitellia, consumed by ambition, wants to marry him to secure a place of power. Taking advantage of the fact that Sextus, the best fiend of Titus, is in love with her, she convinces him to assassinate Titus. The conspiracy is unmasked and Titus benevolently responds to this affront with clemency, forgiving them both.

Porcheria Tedesca

In 1791, whilst working on Die Zauberflöte for Vienna, Mozart received a request from Prague for an opera intended to celebrate the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia. The work was completed within three weeks and the story tells how an Emperor provides his people, through his clemency, with an example of humanism, a theme that was very dear to Mozart.

In a free singing style that gives pride of place to feminine voices, he minimised recitatives, displaying the best of himself by mastering the forces of the orchestra and choir. The ensembles are especially intricate and the grand arias offer a unique and pure beauty that place La Clemenza di Tito among the absolute masterpieces.

 While the theme of the opera was suitable for the circumstances of a coronation, the Emperor, not much of a music lover, and especially his wife, Maria-Luisa of Spain, were not very appreciative of the work by the genius from Vienna, going so far as to call it a “porcheria tedesca” (a Germanic mess)!

 Never before to have graced our stage, in Liège La Clemenza di Tito will benefit from a new production by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.

La Clemenza di Tito will also be produced at Palais des Beaux-Arts of Charleroi on wednesday 29th of Mai 2019 at 8pm.


Introduction to performances: curtain-raisers

All the opera performances are preceded by an educational introduction open to all. They take place 30 minutes before the start of the performance, in the company of an opera specialist to provide a pertinent presentation of the work.

 

LIVE WEB ON CULTUREBOX  : Tuesday 21st May at 8h30 PM

Plan your visit

  • Cloakrooms

    For your comfort, as well as for safety reasons, compulsory and free cloakrooms are available to you on each floor for you to leave your coats, bags and umbrellas. The cloakrooms located in the entrance hall and up to the 2nd floor are manned by reception staff. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, there are lockers which can be locked by inserting 1 euro (which is returned when you open to retrieve your belongings).

  • Car Parks

    Car parks with discounted rate

    Discounted rate of € 6 for performances and concerts featured in our schedules (in the evening from 18.00 to 01.00 and on Sunday from 13.00 to 19.00). A validation terminal is available in the entrance hall of the Opera House (from when the doors opens).

    Neujean car park

    45, Boulevard de la Sauvenière – 4000 Liège, Belgium

    • Mon. to Fri. : open until 1 o’clock in the morning.
    • Sat. and Sun. : open all night.

    Opéra car park

    1, Galerie Opéra – 4000 Liège, Belgium
    Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

    Other car parks nearby

    • Central Park car park : 26, Place Xavier-Neujean - 4000 Liège
    • Saint-Lambert car park : Place Saint-Lambert - 4000 Liège
    • Cathédrale car park : Place de la Cathédrale - 4000 Liège
  • Catering

    For a meal or a drink during an opera or a concert

    Whether you want a drink or a meal (by booking only), the Opera Restaurant, located in the prestigious setting of the Foyer Grétry, welcomes you before each performance when the Theatre’s doors open.

    During the interval, the Foyer Grétry Bar (2nd floor) as well as the Salazar Bar (4th floor) are open for you to relax and quench your thirst.

    For “Opera for All” Young Audience performances and “Sunday Encounters”, the Foyer Grétry Bar is open one hour before and at the end of each performance.

    For information and bookings: +32 499 42 42 62 – info@leschefsopera.be – www.leschefsopera.be

    Drink tokens

    Drink tokens are on sale as soon as the doors of the Theatre open on performance days (in the entrance hall and the main stairs) or during the interval (in the Foyer Grétry).

    For reasons of hygiene and cleanliness, it is forbidden to bring drinks and snacks into the building.