English Touring Opera

The Coronation of Poppea

by Claudio Monteverdi Buxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Set at the court of the Emperor Nero as he schemes to replace his wife Octavia with his lover Poppea. 

Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea has a bleak and violent answer to the question, “How far would you go for love?”

With startlingly modern music and characterisation, Monteverdi’s opera was one of the first operatic masterpieces and a fitting showcase for a woman who cut a dash through the patriarchal world of ancient Rome.

Robin Norton-Hale directs this new production, with multi-genre musician and composer Yshani Perinpanayagam as conductor and arranger and a new English translation of the libretto from poet and classicist Helen Eastman. Design comes from the award-winning Basia Bińkowska.

This production will be conducted by James Ham.

Performed in English with English subtitles.

  • Duration: 2hr 50mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £28-£41.50



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