Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea from LA Opera
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The last date listed for L'incoronazione di Poppea was Wednesday December 13, 2006 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $75.00
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Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
<p>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.</p>
<p>Director Pierre Audi's celebrated production is conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.</p>
<p>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)</p>