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Hackney Empire291 Mare Street, Hackney, London, Greater London, E8 1EJ, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Friday 07 October 202219:30
English Touring Opera
Leo DuarteConductor
James ConwayDirector
Samal BlakSet Designer, Costume Designer
Old Street Band
Rebecca van BeeckRevival Designer
Helen ShermanMezzo-sopranoAgrippina
Esme Bronwen SmithSopranoNerone (Nero)
Hilary CroninSopranoPoppea
Edward HawkinsBassClaudio (Claudius)
Timothy MorganCountertenorOttone
Edward JowleBaritoneLesbo
Jerome KnoxBaritonePallante
Matthew PaineCountertenorNarciso (Narcissus)
Bradley TravisRevival Director

Handel’s masterpiece of political intrigue is the most devilish of comedies, bringing the machinations of one of opera’s most notorious characters to life in a text penned by a Roman cardinal. Agrippina was an early success of Handel’s, and is presented in a revival of ETO’s 2013 production alongside ETO’s period instrument partners the Old Street Band, with stunning set and costume designs by Samal Blak, performed in a rapier-sharp English translation.

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