Coronation of Poppea

Pinchgut Opera

Coronation of Poppea

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No human nor divine heart shall defy Cupid

Celebrating 450 years since the birth of Monteverdi, Pinchgut Opera proudly presents one of the greatest operas of all time, Coronation of Poppea.

Set in the decadent court of ancient Rome, Coronation of Poppea traces the fallout from the scandalous liaison between courtesan Poppea Sabina and Nero; Emperor, madman, murderer.  

Distinguished for its superbly crafted characterisation, Coronation of Poppea is the first opera to have been based on historical figures, and is set to sensuous, exquisitely beautiful music, culminating in the famous duet ‘Pur ti miro’.

Director Mark Gaal and conductor Erin Helyard collaborate on their third production together, and lead an exemplary cast headed by mezzo soprano Helen Sherman, who thrilled audiences in the Pinchgut Opera production of Bajazet. This will be a Pinchgut event not to be missed.

Cast and Creatives

Helen Sherman               Poppea
Jake Arditti                      Nero
Natalie Christie Peluso  Ottavia, Drusilla
Roberta Diamond           Amore
Owen Willetts                 Ottone
Kanen Breen                   Arnalta, Nutrice, Famigliari I
Adam Player                   Soldato I, Famigliari II, Lucano
Jacob Lawrence             Soldato II, Liberto, Console
David Greco                    Seneca, Littore
Jeremy Kleeman             Mercury, Familiari III, Tribuno

Orchestra of the Antipodes

Erin Helyard conductor and harpsichord
Mark Gaal director
Charles Davis designer
Ross Graham lighting designer

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

Duration: approximately 3 hours, including interval 


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Ticket Info


Standard $189

A reserve

Standard $159
Group (10+) $130

b reserve

Standard $140
Group (10+) $110
Under 27 $50

C Reserve

Standard $100
Group (10+) $80
Under 27 $40

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday 30 November, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Saturday 2 December, 2017
2:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Sunday 3 December, 2017
5:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Tuesday 5 December, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Wednesday 6 December, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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