About the Show/Event
Information for Agrippina at Royal Opera House, West End (Opera or Operetta). Handel's 1710 opera shows the Italian influence on his work following his three and a half year stay in Italy. Claudius decrees that Otho, who has saved his life, will succeed him even though his wife Agrippina is scheming for Nero to take the throne. Agrippina uses Poppea, whom all three men admire, to set Claudius against Otho. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Performers Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Franco Fagioli (Nerone), Lucy Crowe (Poppea), Iestyn Davies (Ottone), Gianluca Buratto (Claudio), Andrea Mastroni (Pallante), Eric Jurenas (Narciso), Jose Coca Loza (Lesbo).
Music Handel. Lyrics Grimani (after Tacitus and Suetonius). Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Bavarian State Opera Munich. Producer Dutch National Opera. Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. Director Barrie Kosky. Design Rebecca Ringst. Costume Klaus Bruns. Lighting Joachim Klein. Dramaturg Nikolaus Stenitzer. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.