Monteverdi’s surprising operatic swan song, The Coronation of Poppea, is a celebration of carnal love and ambition triumphing at the expense of reason and morality. John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir bring this early opera to life in a semi-staged performance, including the earliest version of a great diva scena by the self-proclaimed “despised queen,” Ottavia.
Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall
Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Hana Blažíková, Poppea
Kangmin Justin Kim, Nerone
Marianna Pizzolato, Ottavia
Carlo Vistoli, Ottone
John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction
With English supertitles
Made possible in part by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
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