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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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"L'incoronazione di Poppea"
127 ratings
4.5 average rating
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215 events
69 reviews
39 stars
attended Dec 13 2006

GREAT, super, marvelous....
Delightful intro to opera
Staging and costumes, creative, amazing....
and EVERY performer was a star.....
Thank you Gold Star, Please do pass on our
enthusastic comments....

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Jake Red Velvet
782 events
64 reviews
994 stars
attended Nov 25 2006

A must-see opera event of the season!
Run to get the tickets and experience an incredible cast of world-class singers!
Thanks, GOLDSTAR, for another blockbuster hit!

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52 events
30 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 30 2006

Amazing creative and totally enjoyable!
The singing was subperb and the stage design wes unique and inspiring!

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Description

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.

Featuring:**

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)