Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea from LA Opera
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All offers for L'incoronazione di Poppea have expired.
The last date listed for L'incoronazione di Poppea was Wednesday December 13, 2006 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $107.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $86.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
It’s hard to believe this timeless work with such enchanting love songs, heart-rending laments, and lilting dances dates back nearly a half-millennium. Composed by Claudio Monteverdi – who could justifiably be called the godfather of opera – The Coronation of Poppea sounds as fresh and accessible to today’s audiences as when it was penned in 1642.
Director Pierre Audi’s celebrated production is conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.
Susan Graham: Making her long- awaited LA Opera stage debut, Susan Graham “blazes and smolders thrillingly” as the scheming Poppea. “Vocally and visually appealing.” -Financial Times (London)
Frederica von Stade: This great singing actress will turn up the dramatic intensity as the wronged and regal Empress. Von Stade is “the incarnation of radiant grace.” -Corrierre della Sera (Milan)
David Daniels: ’Today’s hottest countertenor" is certain to be compelling as Poppea’s jealous jilted lover. “Virile bravura technique.” -The Sunday Times (London)
Kurt Streit: As the eccentric Emperor Nero, this devastatingly handsome tenor “radiates power, brilliance, grandeur.” – Kronenzeitung (Vienna)