MONTEVERDI, C.: Incoronazione di Poppea (L') (Norwegian National Opera, 2010)


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L'incoronazione di Poppea

Date of Production: 2012
Venue: Oslo Opera House
Playing Time: 02:49:17
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5892


This stunning new production of Monteverdi's The Coronoation of Poppea clothes the characters in modern dress and emphasizes the moral ambiguity of the original text. Challenging the usual operatic conventions, the controversial stage director Ole Anders Tandberg, a leading light of contemporary Scandinavian theatre, emphasises the immediacy of the lurid, dramatic plot. This radical approach, combined with the emotional impact of Monteverdi's music, enables this seventeenth century masterpiece to make a direct appeal to contemporary audiences.

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