Mozart: Lucio Silla, K. 135
Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” K.135 is an Italian opera in 3 acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The opera was first performed on December 26, 1772, and the success of the opera is widely contested. Many music historians consider the opera to have been a “moderate success, “ however, in letters written by Mozart he considered the opera to be a great success and states that he was “basking in the success” of his opera for many months.
The story of “Lucio Silla” concerns the Roman dictator Lucius Sulla who lusts after Giunia, the daughter of his enemy Gaius Marius. Of course, Giunia, loves the exiled senator Cecilio instead.
This production is performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and is conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez.