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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. New Production. Sung in English. Running Time: 3hrs (inclu. interval)Performers Gillian Webster (Agrippina), Andrew Slater (Claudius), Clint Van Der Linde (Ottone), Jake Arditti (Nero), Nicholas Merryweather (Pallante), Paula Sides (Poppea), Russell Harcourt (Narciso).
Music Handel. Lyrics Grimani (after Tacitus and Suetonius). Company English Touring Opera. Conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny. Director James Conway. Company Old Street Band. Design Samal Blak. Lighting Ace McCarron.
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