Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea. Ruthlessly sweeping aside anyone who stands in the way of their union - including Nero's wife Octavia and the poet and philosopher Seneca - Nero and Poppea triumph over all their opponents and rejoice in one of the most sensuous and exquisitely beautiful duets, "Pur ti miro".
Monteverdi Coronation of Poppea (libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello)
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Thurs 30 November 7pm | Sat 2 December 2pm | Sun 3 December 5pm | Tues 5 December 7pm | Wed 6 December 7pm 2017
City Recital Hall, Sydney
This performance will run for approximately 3 hours including an interval.
Helen Sherman Poppea
Jake Arditti Nero
Natalie Christie Peluso Ottavia, Drusilla
Roberta Diamond Amore
Owen Willetts Ottone
Kanen Breen Arnalta, Nutrice, Famigliari I
Adam Player Soldato I, Famigliari II, Lucano
Jacob Lawrence Soldato II, Liberto, Console
David Greco Seneca, Littore
Jeremy Kleeman Mercury, Famigliari III, Tribuno