Opera In The Heights Presents Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

First production for new interim conductor of the small opera company.

By: St.John Flynn

February 6, 2015

(L-R) Mezzo soprano Deborah Domanski, tenor Eric Barry and conductor Eiki Isomura. Photo by St.John Flynn.

Mozart wrote La Clemenza di Tito in 1791, the year he died. This was the year that also saw the creation ofThe Magic Flute and the unfinished Requiem.

Based on the life of the Roman emperor Titus, the opera is seen by many as harkening back to the style of earlier opera seria (serious rather than comic works) which Mozart had transcended.

Opera in the Heights’ new interim conductor Eiki Isomura, tenor Eric Barry (Tito) and mezzo sopranoDeborah Domanski (Sesto) talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about La Clemenza di Tito which has its final performances this weekend.

Listen to the full interview HERE