L’incoronazione di Poppea

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
Antonio Greco

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

New staging

 

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.

 

 


Performances:

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