Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea

Pinchgut Opera presents

Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea

City Recital Hall, Angel Place

No human nor divine heart shall defy Cupid

Celebrating 450 years since the birth of Monteverdi, Pinchgut Opera proudly presents one of the greatest operas of all time, Coronation of Poppea. Set in the decadent court of Ancient Rome, Coronation of Poppea traces the fallout from the scandalous liaison between courtesan Poppea Sabina, and Nero; Emperor, madman, murderer.

Distinguished for its superbly crafted characterisation, Coronation of Poppea is the first opera to have been based on historical figures, and is set to sensuous, exquisitely beautiful music, culminating in the famous duet 'Pur ti miro'.

Director Mark Gaal and Conductor Erin Helyard collaborate on their third production together, and lead an exemplary cast headed by mezzo soprano Helen Sherman, who thrilled audiences in the Pinchgut Opera production of Bajazet. This will be a Pinchgut event not to be missed.

Conductor & Harpsichord Erin Helyard
Director Mark Gaal
Designer Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Poppea Helen Sherman
Nero Jake Arditti
Ottavia, Drusilla Natalie Christie Peluso
Amore Roberta Diamond 
Ottone Owen Willetts
Arnalta, Nutrice, Famigliari I Kanen Breen
Soldato I, Famigliari II, Lucano Adam Player
Soldato II, Liberto, Console Jacob Lawrence
Seneca, Littore David Greco
Mercury, Famigliari III, Tribuno Jeremy Kleeman

Orchestra of the Antipodes

Running time: approximately 3 hours, with one 20-minute interval.

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