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.
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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Group (10+) $130
Group (10+) $110
Under 27 $50
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