La Clemenza di Tito
National Opera presents
La Clemenza di Tito

10 Apr 2021 to 17 Apr 2021


(includes spoilers)

One of Mozart’s last operas, La clemenza di Tito (The clemency of Titus), is a story of friendship and forgiveness triumphing over jealousy and violence.

The new emperor of Rome, Tito, is much loved by the Roman people, with the exception of Vitellia the daughter of the previous Emperor. When her attempts to return to her rightful place on the throne through marriage are unsuccessful, Vitellia plots Tito’s assassination and enlists the help of her young admirer, Sesto. Sesto is close friends with Tito, but will do anything to gain the affections of Vitellia, so agrees to her plans. He sets fire to the Capitol, intending to trap Tito inside and kill him. 

The plot fails but Sesto is wracked with guilt. He admits his guilt to Tito and faces execution. 

Vitellia rushes to Tito  help save Sesto and to admit her part in the plan.

Tito forgives them both and the Roman people rejoice in their compassionate and merciful Emperor.




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Approx 150 minutes including interval
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Creatives PETER COLEMAN-WRIGHT AO Peter Coleman-Wright AO


Peter Coleman-Wright AO has enjoyed a long and highly successful career. He has sung over 75 roles all over the world, including Don Giovanni, Il Conte, Gulgilemo, Don Alfonso, Papageno, Macbeth, Posa, Germont, Michele, Ping, Sharpless, Marcello, Scarpia, Donner, Gunther, Beckmesser, Wolfram, Pizzaro, Figaro, Dandini, Don Alvaro, Billy Budd, Balstrode, Owen Wingrove, Demetrius, Sid, and The Traveller among many others.

Peter has had long associations with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring, La Monnaie, Bastille, Munich, La Scala, La Fenice, Warsaw, Geneva, Aix-en Provence, Netherlands, Bordeaux , Kammer Oper- Wien and Opera Australia.

In America Peter has performed at the Metropolitan Opera New York ( Falke, Fieramosca, Belcore, Marcello), New York City (Don Giovanni), Houston Grand Opera (Sharpless, Posa, End of the Affair), Santa Fe (Sharpless). He sang Caligula in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016.

In addition Peter has championed new and 20th Century works including operas by Henze (Prinz vom Homburg), Dallapiccola ( Il Prigioniero), Jonathan Harvey ( Inquest of Love), David Blake (The Plumbers Gift), Detlev Glanert (Caligula), Jake Heggie (End of the Affair) and Brett Dean (Bliss).

Peter has had a substantial career in the world of song and concert repertoire and has performed in in the great halls of the world including Wigmore, Chatelet, Aix en Provence, London South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, Madrid, Paris Garnier, Paris Radio France, Aldeburgh, Amsteram Concertgebouw, Iceland, Finland, San Paulo, Brazil and Moscow, alongside pianists like Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Piers Lane and Malcolm Martineau.

He has sung with many notable conductors such as John Adams, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Mark Elder, Daniele Gatti, Richard Hickox, Elgar Howarth, James Levine, Sir Antony Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Carlo Rizzi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edo de Waart, Mark Wigglesworth and Simone Young.

Peter has recorded extensively for EMI, Telarc, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, LSO and ABC Classics.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne and an Order of Australia AO for his services to Music in 2015.

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Australian tenor, Bradley Daley has won critical and popular praise for some of opera’s most expansive tenor roles – Siegfried, Der Kaiser, Otello, Florestan, Canio, Don José and Erik. Most notable have been his interpretations of Mao Tse-tung (Nixon in China) and the tenor solos in The Dream of Gerontius

In Australia Bradley has performed with Opera Australia – Curley (Of Mice and Men -   Green Room Award), Don José (Carmen), Siegmund (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). For Opera Queensland - Florestan (Fidelio), Rodolfo (La bohème), Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West);  State Opera of South Australia – Otello, Narraboth (Salome), Canio (Pagliacci); Victorian Opera - Mao Tse-tung (Nixon in China - Green Room Award), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer); for the State Opera of South Australia Walther (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Bob Boles (Peter Grimes) for the Brisbane Festival. 

In 2018 Bradley debuted the role of Siegfried (Der Ring des Nibelungen and Götterdämmerung) for Opera Kiel. 

In 2019 he debuted the role of Der Kaiser (Die Frau ohne Schatten) followed by another complete Ring cycle for Opera Kiel.  He also toured nationally singing Pinkerton in OA’s production of Madama Butterfly.

In 2020, Bradley was the first person to perform a solo classical recital post-Covid in Australia, for Opera Qld. Since then he has performed the role of Barney (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) for the State Opera of South Australia.

Internationally he has sung with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Holland Park Opera, Co-Opera Ireland and performed regularly with Muziektheatre Transparent in Belgium, Compagnia d'Opera Italiana di Milano, Opera Nomade in Paris.  In 2005 he was invited to give the first performance of a Western opera at the Hanoi Opera House.

Concert performances include Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Dvoràk's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9Die erste Walpurgisnacht for the Prague Music Festival, Messiah with the Britten Sinfonia at Snape Maltings and Elgar’s The Kingdom and The Dream of Gerontius at Melbourne Town Hall.


November 2020

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