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L'incoronazione
di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi / Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner / Elsa Rooke
Thursday 17 August 2017
Usher Hall

English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor
Elsa Rooke Director

Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea

Power corrupts – but love corrupts absolutely. Poppea, scheming mistress of the Emperor Nero, exploits his erotic obsession to commit all forms of crime in her ruthless pursuit of power – and in her lust to be crowned Empress.

Love conquers all – even if that love is dark and damaged through and through.

Daring to seduce the audience with his dangerously exquisite music, Monteverdi turns morality on its head in a compelling mix of high comedy and dark tragedy. Sir John Eliot Gardiner completes his historic survey of Monteverdi’s three surviving operas with one of the composer’s grandest, most sensuous and most scandalous works.


This remarkable landmark project offers a rare opportunity to experience all three surviving operas by Claudio Monteverdi as directed performances in concert. They are conducted by period performance pioneer Sir John Eliot Gardiner, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth.


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  • Language: 
    Sung in Italian with English supertitles
  • Running time: 
    3hr 20mins approx (one interval)

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

Monteverdi 450 is supported by

Dunard Fund

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English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor
Elsa Rooke Director

Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea


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Grand circle: £47 £38.50 £29
Stalls: £47 £38.50 £29 £26 £19 £13