Mozart’s Lucio Silla available on DVD and Blu-Ray

The staging of Mozart’s Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real in Madrid is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!


‘‘An appealing staging, excellent musical direction and a strong cast’’ – SEEN AND HEARD

‘‘Mozart’s playful flirting with opera seria is a real treat for music lovers. Composed two years after his furious Mitridate, Lucio Silla shows a 16-year-old genius who was starting to realise just how much could be achieved in the twisted margins of classic operatic forms. Its score is an exciting succession of innovations: mosts of the recitatives are accompagnato, the old structure of arias is frequently broken, with long and complex A-parts and the orchestral thread gives sense and harmonic coherence to the whole work.’’ – BACHTRACK

‘‘The singers shine at another level, starting with an excellent Patricia Petibon as Giunia, absolutely commited to her role with an absolute controle of the coloratura and with an intense legato, her arias, of an extreme difficulty, were handled with great ease and overwhelming dramatic abilities.’’ – OPERAWORLD

‘‘Patricia Petibon dominates the corporal language, her coloratura is much more than a waterfall of notes, and builds, details after details, subtilities after subtilities, her character. Silvia Tro Santafé is a valiant seasoned singer, and her aria from the second act revealed a first class singer’’ – EL PAIS


Dramma per musica in three acts (1772)

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Libretto: Giovanni de Gamerra with the help of Pietro Metastasio

Lucio Silla : Kurt Streit
Giunia : Patricia Petibon
Cecilio : Silvia Tro Santafé
Lucio Cinna : Inga Kalna
Celia : María José Moreno
Aufidio : Kenneth Tarver

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real – Madrid

Conductor : Ivor Bolton

Stage direction : Claus Guth

Revival stage director : Tine Buyse
Sets and costumes : Christian Schmidt
Lighting design : Manfred Voss
Dramaturg : Ronny Dietrich