4 - Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppea

4 - Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppea

12 July 2014 6:00 pm

Ampleforth, adj Ampleforth College, York, North Yorkshire YO62, UK

4 - Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppea

Ryedale Festival Opera
Eboracum Baroque


Monteverdi’s greatest opera is an ‘immorality tale’ of power, lust and corruption in Imperial Rome. Nero’s wife, Ottavia, is cast aside in favour of his mistress, Poppea; the philosopher Seneca is rewarded for his temperate and judicious advice by being forced to commit suicide; Poppea’s former lover, Ottone, is blackmailed into an unsuccessful attempt to murder her. And, as the illicit couple gradually emerge with everything they wanted, Monteverdi draws us deeper and deeper into this gripping and disturbing world with some of the most complex and ravishingly beautiful music he ever wrote. The opera will be sung in a new translation by John Warrack.

‘Ryedale Festival Opera is an object lesson to our large opera companies as to how much can be achieved from so little…on the proverbial shoestring budget, Ryedale Festival each year offers an operatic production of the highest qualityYorkshire Post

‘Evenings like this are too good to miss’ – Opera Magazine

(No interval bar)

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS A PICNIC INTERVAL

Full Cast and Production Team

Ticket Prices

Full £35.00 Gold £28.00
Silver £31.50 Youth £17.50

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