The Coronation of Poppea
Music by C. Monteverdi
“One of the greatest musical dramatists of all time.”
Depicting human emotions in realistic settings, Monteverdi is considered the father of modern opera.
And this is the first opera to derive its plot from a historical subject—the Roman emperor Nero and his mistress Poppea, who had a penchant for power. Think Lucrezia Borgia, Lady Macbeth, Claire Underwood.
Greed, lust, and murder will get you everywhere—until history catches up with you.
In Italian with English supertitles. New production in Auer Hall.