Thursday 05 November 2015 7.30pm

Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea

presented by Martin Randall Travel Ltd

Event details

  • 7.30pm. La Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice, Italy

  • Mhairi Lawson Poppea

  • Renata Pokupić Nerone

  • Iestyn Davies Ottone

  • Daniela Lehner Ottavia/La Virtu

  • David Soar Seneca

  • Thomas Walker Arnalta

  • Sophie Junker Drusilla

  • Miriam Allan Amore

  • John Lattimore Nutrice

  • Joshua Ellicott Lucano/Secondo Soldato

  • Charmian Bedford Fortuna/Damigella

  • Gwilym Bowen Valletto/Primo Soldato/Coro dei Famigliari

  • Richard Latham Liberto/Coro dei Famigliari

  • Philip Tebb Littore/Coro dei Famigliari

  • Robert Howarth director & harpsichord

Programme

  • Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea (1642)

Full booking details

 Martin Randall presents "Monteverdi in Venice"

About this concert

While opera as a genre can trace its origins to the work of Jacopo Peri and the humanist classical revivals of the Florentine Camerata, it is only in L'incoronazione di Poppea - Monteverdi's epic drama of lust, loathing, loss and love - that the form takes the shape a modern audience can still recognise today. Gone are tales of mythological heroes and gods, replaced with real historical people and events.

First performed in Venice in 1643 as part of the festive carnival season, Poppea is the story of one woman's will to power and the destructive consequences of her sensational liaison with the Emporer Nero

This performance forms part of the "Monteverdi in Venice" series, presented by Martin Randall Travel Ltd.