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Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea / Bicket, Persson, Connolly, Domenech [DVD]

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Love conquers all - ruthlessly and irresistibly - as Emperor Nero and his mistress Poppea remove the obstacles to their union. At Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu David Alden's visually sumptuous production, with its suggestions of a giant game of chess, puts the opera's potent blend of sex and politics in a context that sets ancient against modern - just as the action juxtaposes scurrilous comedy and stark drama. Monteverdi's magnificent score, meanwhile, accommodates intrigue, wit, nobility, tragedy and sensuality, and, led by the intense Sarah Connolly and the delectable Miah Persson, the cast brings both drama and music startlingly to life.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 183 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan



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Works Details

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308
  • Performers: Franz-Josef Selig (Bass); Ruth Rosique (Soprano); Miah Persson (Soprano); Jordi Domenech (Mezzo Soprano); Sarah Connolly (Soprano); Maité Beaumont (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642