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 minutes


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(s): English National Opera, Handel and Haydn Society Boston
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Director: Chen Shi-Zheng
Design(s): Walt Spangler, Leigh Haas (video)
Costume: Caitlin Ward
Lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Translation: Christopher Cowell
Company: Orange Blossom Dance Company
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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 T819551790. 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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18 Oct 07
6 Nov 07
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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