Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
Starring: Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Brenda Rae, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, Matthew Rose Directed by: Production: Sir David McVicar, Conductor: Harry Bicket
In Theatres:Feb 29, 2020 Genre: Opera
Duration: 250 min
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