Jefferson Avenue & West Corry Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Love, 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.