Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea

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February 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Cohen Family Studio Theater. UC-CCM
Jefferson Avenue & West Corry Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 16. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

monteverdi2Love, power, morality, corruption… Monteverdi’s final masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppea, is often described as his greatest achievement, combining mythic and very human themes and featuring some of his most glorious music. One of the first operas to use historical events and people, it tells the story of Nero’s infatuation with the young and beautiful Poppea as she tries to make him divorce his wife Ottavia and take her as his new queen and empress of Rome. The Coronation of Poppea is a rich, complex and thoroughly modern work; a world populated by ruthless and all-too-human characters where lust and ambition ultimately triumph over virtue.

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, libretto by Francesco Busenello, Brett Scott, conductor, Emma Griffin, director

This production will be performed Feb 20, 8pm, Feb 21, 8pm, and Feb 22, 2pm.