The Coronation of Poppea

The Coronation of Poppea

Music by C. Monteverdi

“One of the greatest musical dramatists of all time.”


Absolute power...

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.

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Creative Team

Conductor: Kevin Murphy
Jacobs School faculty member and one of the world’s leading figures in classical vocal music

Director: Candace Evans
Internationally celebrated director and choreographer of opera, theater, and ballet

Set Designer: Mark F. Smith
Jacobs staff member who has worked on more than 100 IU Jacobs Opera and Ballet Theater productions

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