On July 6 Deutsche Grammophon releases their fifth album in a series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The illustrious cast of La Clemenza di Tito includes Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Rolando Villazón as Tito, Marina Rebeka as Vitellia, Tara Erraught as Annio, Regula Mühlemann as Servilia, and Adam Plachetka is Publio. Recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in the FestspielhausBaden-Baden , Mozart’s last opera is filled with vengeance and forgiveness. The album is now available for pre-order.
“The best friend and best-sounding betrayer and Capitol arsonist one could ever hope for: the Sesto of Joyce DiDonato. She brings vibrancy and soul to the emotionally convoluted and riven rondo arias, as well as the timbre and technique for the exhausting range of this role of a young man who must, out of pure love, destroy the very one he loves.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)