La Clemenza di Tito
by Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

Mar. 01 - Mar. 04, 2018
Thursday-Friday, Sunday

LOLA brings you Mozart this March! You are in for a treat...such a powerful and moving piece with a creative team that will blow you away! LOLA is proud to present one of Mozart's final operas with our own spin, La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. 
Director's Notes: "What does it mean to be a good leader? Is a good leader someone who is beloved but perhaps not just? Is a good leader someone who rules with an iron fist? Can there be a middle ground? These questions are just a few of the themes and larger ideas that Mozart and his librettist Mazzolà (based off of a libretto by Metastasio) were grappling with in La Clemenza di Tito. 

In reimagining the opera for LOLA we have taken out the recitative and written in a new character, the Hebrew queen Berenice, who will serve as a narrator and guide as we explore those themes within a modern context. 

Come experience some of Mozart's most dazzling and lyrical musical numbers in Austin's intimate Scottish Rite Theater with LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. " - Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer, LOLA.

Feature by Robert Faires in the Austin Chronicle, March 1, 2018

Berenice - Taji Senior  
Tito - Matthew Edwardson 
Vitellia - Carolyn Hoehle 
Sesto - Liz Cass 
Annio - Julie Silva 
Servilia - Abigail Jackson 
Publio - Stephen Maus

Myrna Peralez 
Lindsey Pino 
Stephanie Doche 
Chelsea DeLorenz 
Brian Minnick 
Holton Johnson 
Brenden Boyle

Production Team:  
LOLA Executive Producer - Liz Cass 
LOLA Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman 
Director - Rebecca Herman 
Conductor/Arranger - Peter Stopschinski 
Playwright - Rebecca Whitehurst 
Stage Manager - Kathleen Edwards 
Lighting Designer - Natalie George 
Costume Designer - Benjamin Ridgway 
Wig/make-up Designer - Wendy Sanders

Jim James - Piano 
Sonja Larson - Violin 
Nora Karakousoglou - Cello 
Mary Schani - Clarinet



La Clemenza di Tito
by Caterino Mazzolà, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

Thursday-Friday, Sunday,
March 01 - March 04, 2018
Scottish Rite Theater
207 West 18th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Performances will be March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm and March 4th at 4 pm.

Tickets $15 - $35 sliding scale; student tickets $10. Plus service fees.

Available online HERE.