Mozart’s early masterpiece pits a devoted husband and wife against the passion and political cunning of a Roman dictator. Can love and determination defeat the might of Rome? Brilliant arias reveal the fury and heartbreak of Rome’s elite. 

Sung in Italian with projected English Translations

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 1 intermission


When in Rome Opera Festival

Odyssey Opera presents Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla as fully staged productions from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theater in their third annual opera festival, When in Rome. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor,betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo-sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Holloway, countertenors Michael Maniaci and Randall Scotting.