Monteverdi 450 – L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Monteverdi 450 – L’Incoronazione di Poppea

The final opera from Monteverdi shows a composer at the height of his powers, pushing the form and exploiting the potential of the sung drama. In one moment intoxicatingly melodic, in another trenchantly political, L'incoronazione di Poppea is based on the true story of the impudent Emperor Nero who recklessly abuses his power in pursuit of Poppea. As relevant now as it was in 1643, this opera still shocks audiences by rewarding impulse and ambition. Poppea concludes this exclusive engagement ...

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7 attendees (None invited)


Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Drive