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    L’Incoronazione di Poppea

    Claudio Monteverdi

    Totally devoted to love, L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi is the quintessential opera of seduction.

    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro © Michel Novak

    David Hansen | Nerone
    Mari Eriksmoen | Poppea
    Alix Le Saux  | Ottavia
    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro | Lucano / Soldato / Liberto / Famigliare / Tribuno
    Lauranne Oliva | Drusilla / Virtù
    Kacper Szelazek | Ottone
    Anders Dahlin | Nutrice / Soldato / Famigliare
    Nicolas Brooymans | Seneca
    Mathias Vidal | Arnalta
    Natalie Pérez | Valetto / Amore
    Mathilde Etienne | Damigella / Fortuna
    Eugenio di Lieto | Littore / Famigliare / Consulo
    Pauline Sabatier | Venere

    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro | direction
    I Gemelli
    Mathilde Etienne | staging

    Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles

    L’Incoronazione di Poppea is probably the first opera written on a historical subject. However, the political subject matter is ultimately of secondary importance and the work is primarily a depiction of love, a love which is all the more sublime and pure as it brings together characters who are infamous for villainy of the darkest hue, as recorded by Tacitus in his Annals. The master of Cremona’s last opera marks the birth of modern opera by inventing a new form of theatricality, as well as showcasing daring rhythmic, harmonic, and vocal innovations in the service of dramatic effectiveness. With its reduced orchestra, this opera places singing front and centre. The stark radiance of the voices confers a striking realism on the passions expressed

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées 
    Watch this opera on the Theatre's YouTube  channel
    Concert diffusé en différé sur Mezzo (date communiquée ultérieurement)

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