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Operas by Cimarosa and Mozart at the Drottningholm Court Theatre this summer

Pressmeddelande   •   Mar 10, 2013 07:00 CET

This year's opera festival at the Drottningholm Court Theatre outside Stockholm, offers two new opera productions as well as many exciting events, performances and concerts. The two opera productions the coming season are Il matrimonio segreto (1792) by Domenico Cimarosa and W.A. Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (1791).

Il matrimonio segreto (1792) by Domenico Cimarosa
Premiere May 26, played through June 9, 2013
Il matrimonio segreto is a comic opera and Domenico Cimarosa's most famous work. Italian director Deda Cristina Colonna has chosen to interpret the characters' emotions and temperament in color and anatomy, which is also reflected in the imaginative costumes by Ann-Margret Fyregård, recently awarded a medal from king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for her work. The music is cheerful with many fine arias and ensembles. The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Mark Tatlow. In collaboration with the University College of Opera in Stockholm. 

La Clemenza di Tito (1791) by W.A. Mozart
Premiere August 11, played until 24 August, 2013
In August the theater is presenting a new production of W.A. Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. Director Sigrid T'Hooft, successfully directing Orlando paladino last season, now takes on an opera seria to interpret according to the HIP concept (Historically Informed Performance). This late Mozart Opera in historical costume offers some of the opera world's currently most brilliant stars, including Richard Croft as Titus and Katija Dragojevic as Sextus. Here are also some of Mozart's finest choral movements.

Ticket sales started on Ticnet February 1st. Plase see this link for more information.

Press information
Please contact Press Officer Carin Balfe Arbman for more information regarding the productions, inteviews, press photos and review tickets. Tel. +46-70-633 35 08, e-mail: Press photos will be available one week ahead of each premiere. 

Il matrimonio segreto press briefing is planned to Monday May 20th at 1.30-3.00 PM, at the Theatre. Please RSVP to the e-mail address above. 

The press briefing for La Clemenza di Tito is scheduled to August 5th at 1.30-3.00 PM at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.

Drottningholm Court Theatre was built in 1766 at the request of Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The first golden age of the theatre was initiated by King Gustaf III in 1777 and lasted up until his death in 1792, when it was closed. The theatre was rediscovered in 1921, untouched since the end of the 18th century. After cleaning the interior and replacing the ropes, the magnificent theatre was reopened. Today the yearly summer Opera Festival offers new productions of 17th and 18th century operas and attracts audiences from all over the world. The repertoire includes works by Haydn, Handel, Gluck and Mozart, as well as Rameau and Monteverdi. Since 1991 the Drottningholm Palace and the Theatre with the surrounding park, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage.

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