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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. Revival Production sung in English. Running time: 2hrs 40mins (inclu. interval)Performers Helen Sherman (Nero), Paula Sides (Poppea), Piotr Lempa (bass), Hannah Pedley (Ottavia), Michal Czerniawski (Ottone), Catrine Kirkman (Drusilla), Stuart Haycock (Lucano), Jake Arditti (Amor), Nicholas Merryweather (Liberto), Russell Harcourt (Nutrice), Mark Wilde (Arnalta).
Author Monteverdi. 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.
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