A production of l'arte del mondo and Bayer Leverkusen Culture, sponsored by the Ministry of Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia. The guest performance at the Theater an der Wien is supported by the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Gluck was for Naples to name celebration of King Charles III. in 1752 an opera "by completely different and have never heard of," style write. The composer took this call to heart and wrote a very modern looking Opera, so that was consulted because of a controversial point, the distinguished composer Francesco Durante, who is quoted as saying: "I do not decide whether this note was in the rule or not what I can say is that if I had written it, I would consider to be a great man. " From Vitellia incited Sesto plugged the Capitol on fire to kill the tumult Emperor Tito. The attack fails. Da Sesto his mistress will not mention as the instigator, he shall die in the amphitheater. But Vitellia confesses her guilt. Tito makes clemency and pardoned both of them. Pietro Metastasio known and popular text was since 1734 an ideal template for the homage of a monarch. Gluck has succeeded to something rigid, typological figures of the template to breathe new life. Most arias from Gluck's La Clemenza di Tito is distinguished from an intimate sensibility that foreshadows already on its re ormoper Alceste.