L’incoronazione di Poppea
by Claudio Monteverdi
June 12 - 17, 2020
Monteverdi’s final operatic masterpiece L’incoronazione di Poppea is now considered one of the towering monuments of western music, but despite being packed with unforgettable music, harrowing drama, and flawed human characters, was basically forgotten after its 1642 debut. Unrequited love, adultery, suicide, attempted assassination, class conflict--all are rolled into this one beloved opera that tells the story of the volatile 1st-century Roman tyrant Nero who banishes his wife Octavia in order to install his concubine Poppea as Empress.
Haymarket brings you an outstanding cast in a new historically inspired production that will transport you to ancient Rome.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Run time is 3 hours with one intermission
All run times are approximate and subject to change.