An opera/film based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito


Screening dates are subject to change

This fall the Curtis Opera Theatre brings Mozart to the silver screen! MERCY, a radical reimagining of La clemenza di Tito, tells the story of the Roman emperor Tito, the vengeful Vitellia, and her besotted admirer Sesto. Will Vitellia’s plot to assassinate the emperor and claim the throne for herself succeed? Experience this gripping tale of jealousy, revenge, and forgiveness as you’ve never seen or heard it before.

Students from the Curtis Opera Theatre unite with alumni and members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart’s reorchestrated score. MERCY was filmed in March 2021 by the award-winning Neighborhood Film Company at Rittenhouse Filmworks and Rittenhouse Soundworks.

90-minute opera/film with members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English subtitles


The Curtis Opera Theatre is generously supported by the Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.