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.
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)