(Mozart: La clemenza di Tito). Ten. Roman emperor, anxious that his people see him not as a dictator but as a clement ruler. Loved by Vitellia who, jealous of his plan to marry someone else, plots his death. She fails and he forgives her and Sesto, her accomplice. Arias: Del più sublime soglio … (‘From the most sublime throne…’); Se all'impero, amici Dei (‘If from the empire, benevolent gods’). Created (1791) by Antonio Baglioni. See also article by Martin Isepp.