La Clemenza di Tito
The Clemency of Titus
Vitellia, daughter to the former Roman emperor, Vitellius, is so bitter that the new emperor, Tito (Titus), does not requite her love, that she engages in a plot to assassinate him. While she is pining after Titus, Sextus is pining after her -- and Vitellia takes advantage, enlisting him to manage the execution of her evil plot. Meanwhile, the benevolent Tito is popular amongst his people. Nevertheless, Sextus sets fire to the Capital building. Luckily, Tito escapes harm. Sextus admits his crime to the emperor, but the kindly emperor has trouble deciding the appropriate punishment. Further, ignorant that Vitellia was responsible for the plot, Tito decides that she is the one he wants to marry. After discovering that Sextus will die in the arena, Vitellia admits her guilt in the plot. Valuing their honesty and willingness to repent, Tito pardons both Sextus and Vitellia.
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