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. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. This new production for the 2008 Festival has been made possible by a generous donation to Glyndebourne Association America Inc by Carol and Paul Collins. Finish time May 18,25 - 20:45. All our dates 21:40


Kati Debretzeni (orchestra leader), Benoit Hartoin (harpsichord/organ continuo), Sonya Yoncheva (Fortuna), Simona Mihai (Virtu), Amy Freston (Amore), Christophe Dumaux (Ottone May 18/22/25/29 Jun 25/28 Jul 4 and Prom Jul 31), Iestyn Davies (Ottone - Jun 1/4/7/10/13/17/20), Andrew Tortise (Soldato 1/Lucano/Tribune), Peter Gijsbertsen (Soldato 2/Liberto/Tribune), Danielle de Niese (Poppea), Alice Coote (Nerone), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Arnalta), Tamara Mumford (Ottavia), Dominique Visse (Nutrice), Paolo Battaglia (Seneca), Lucia Cirillo (Valletto), Marie Arnet (Drusilla), Trevor Scheunemann (Mercurio/Consul), Claire Ormshaw (Damigella), Patrick Schramm (Littlore/Consul)


Author: Monteverdi
Producer: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haim
Director: Robert Carsen
Design: Michael Levine
Costume: Constance Hoffman
Lighting(s): Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
Company: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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The Coronation of Poppea (l'incoronazione di Poppea)

The Coronation of Poppea (l'incoronazione di Poppea) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01086770095. Details of all The Coronation of Poppea (l'incoronazione di Poppea) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1891

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