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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. New Production. Running time 2 hours 50 minutesPerformers Kate Royal (Poppea), Anna Grevelius (Nerone), Doreen Curran (Ottavia), Lucy Crowe (Drusilla), Tim Mead (Ottone), Robert Lloyd (Seneca), William Berger (Valletto), Christopher Gillett (Arnalta), Joana Seara (Damigella), Katherine Manley (Fortune), Jane Harrington (Virtue), Sophie Bevan (Love).
Author Monteverdi. Corporate Sponsor skyARTS. Producer English National Opera. Producer Handel and Haydn Society Boston. Conductor Laurence Cummings. Director Chen Shi-Zheng. Design Walt Spangler. Costume Caitlin Ward. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin. Design Leigh Haas (video). Translation Christopher Cowell. Company Orange Blossom Dance Company.
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