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L'Incoronazione di Poppea


Claudio Monteverdi - L’incoronazione di Poppea
New production

Opera musicale in a prologue and three acts (1642/43)
 Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello

Sung in Italian with German and English surtitles

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) wrote the sensual love story L’incoronazione di Poppea, one of the most remarkable of all operas, just before his death. It was the first opera to be based on historical events rather than myth, legend or fiction (as had been the custom during the Renaissance). Like his contemporary, William Shakespeare, Monteverdi portrayed credible characters driven by human failings.

Monteverdi holds a mirror up to his contemporaries in the form of an immoral story about tyranny and intrigue, concealed behind the most beautiful forms of Baroque music.

William Christie, Conductor
Jan Lauwers, Direction, sets and choreography
Lemm & Barkey, Costumes
Ken Hioco, Lighting
Elke Janssens, Dramaturgy

Sonya Yoncheva, Poppea
Kate Lindsey, Nerone
Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Ottavia
Carlo Vistoli, Ottone
Renato Dolcini, Seneca
Ana Quintans, Virtù / Drusilla
Marcel Beekman, Nutrice
Dominique Visse, Arnalta
Lea Desandre, Amore / Valletto
Alessandro Fischer, Lucano / Soldato I / Tribune
Davic Webb, Liberto / Soldato II / Tribune
Virgile Ancely, Mercurio / Console II / Famigliare

Sarah Lutz, Solo dancer
Mélissa Guérin, Solo dancer
Dancers of BODHI PROJECT and SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
Les Arts Florissants

Duration: 2 h 20 min.

August 12 - 28, 2018 | Haus für Mozart, Salzburg

Haus für Mozart Salzburg – L’incoronazione di Poppea 2018:
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