19 Aug 2005
La Clemenza di Tito at Edinburgh
La Clemenza di Tito
Tim Ashley [The Guardian, 18 August 2005]
Concert performances of opera have always provided the international festival with some of its most memorable evenings, and this version of Mozart's great examination of the moral implications of absolute monarchy was no exception. It did, however, highlight one of the format's occasional problems, namely that fine individual interpretations - derived, one suspects, from stagings elsewhere - sometimes don't quite cohere into a satisfactory whole.