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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

Cast

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

To read

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

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