VenueTheatre Royal
Other spaces: Ustinov Studio,The Egg
CountyBath & North East Somerset
From28th October 2013
To28th October 2013
PricesFrom £22.50. To £36.00.
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The Coronation of Poppea (l'incoronazione di Poppea)

Sex, lies and murder collide in Monteverdi s sensual masterpiece of baroque opera, set against the fiery backdrop of the corrupt and debauched city of Rome. The battle between desire and virtue is portrayed in some of the most beautiful music ever written for the human voice. As her husband approaches, Poppea lies in an adulterous bed with the Emperor Nero. Her relentless ambition, feeding on Nero s power and wealth, sets in motion a series of events that will cast all around her into a sea of immorality and violence.
Author Monteverdi

Archive :: production:T01368198121, opera or operetta:S1891, venue:V854

Production details

Revival Production sung in English. Running time: 2hrs 40mins (inclu. interval)


Company English Touring Opera
Conductor Michael Rosewell
Director James Conway
Director Oliver Platt (revival director)
Company Old Street Band
Design Samal Blak
Lighting Ace McCarron
Performer Helen Sherman (Nero)
Performer Paula Sides (Poppea)
Performer Piotr Lempa (bass)
Performer Hannah Pedley (Ottavia)
Performer Michal Czerniawski (Ottone)
Performer Catrine Kirkman (Drusilla)
Performer Stuart Haycock (Lucano)
Performer Jake Arditti (Amor)
Performer Nicholas Merryweather (Liberto)
Performer Russell Harcourt (Nutrice)
Performer Mark Wilde (Arnalta)

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