Music drama in a prologue and three acts. Music by Claudio Monteverdi.
Poetry by Giovanni Francesco Busenello.
First representation: Venezia, Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 1643
Poppea Roberta Mameli
Nerone Federico Fiorio
Ottavia Josè Maria Lo Monaco
Ottone Enrico Torre
Seneca Federico Domenico Eraldo Sacchi
Arnalta Candida Guida
Drusilla Chiara Nicastro
Lucano/1° soldato/2°famigliare Luigi Morassi
Liberto/2° soldato/console Luca Cervoni
Mercurio/3° famigliare/tribuno/littore Mauro Borgioni
Nutrice/1°famigliare Danilo Pastore
Fortuna Francesca Boncompagni
Amore/Valletto Paola Valentina Molinari
Pallade/Virtù/Damigella Giorgia Sorichetti
Concertmaster and Conductor
Direction, scenes, costumes and lights
Pier Luigi Pizzi
Direction and scene assistant Lorenzo Maria Mazzoletti
Costume assistant Lorena Marin
Lighting assistant Oscar Frosio
Orchestra Monteverdi Festival – Cremona Antiqua
Coproduction Teatri di Opera Lombardia, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna
380 years after its first execution, L’incoronazione di Poppea still engages today, thanks to an intriguing plot with hot-tempered and passionate characters. Monteverdi and his librettist Gian Francesco Busenello present, for the first time in musical theatre history, historical and not mythological events. The story fast unravels itself through uncontrolled ambitions, murderers and a sensuality that doesn’t know perseverance or remorse, displaying indifference to ethical decree that arouses astonishment also keeping in mind seventeenth-century Venice costumes.
The direction is assigned to M° Antonio Greco while the elegance and refinement of the staging is cured by M° Pier Luigi Pizzi.
Cremona, Teatro Ponchielli: June 16 and 23, 2023
Como, Teatro Sociale: November 24 and 26, 2023
Pavia, Teatro Fraschini: December 1 and 3, 2023
Pisa, Teatro Verdi: January 12 and 14, 2024
Ravenna, Teatro Alighieri: January 19 and 21, 2024