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Work: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308

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ComposerMonteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)
PeriodEarly
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BudapestL'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308New production

L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
György Vashegyi; Kriszta Székely; Hungarian State Opera; Júlia Balázs; Dóra Pattantyus; Szabolcs Brickner; Zita Szemere
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
***11
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Pinchgut's Poppea: cynical production, glorious music

Jake Arditti (Nero) © Brett Boardman
Pinchgut Opera's L'incoronazione di Poppea is a glorious feast of singing, acting and playing but the production is brutal, taking Monteverdi's vision of corruption in high places to excessive lengths.
****1
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Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
The final opera in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi 450 trilogy features an excellent cast and inspires deep emotion.
****1
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