GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI
The Coronation of Poppea

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

English Baroque Soloists I Photo by Massimo Giannelli

The Program

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea

With English supertitles

The Artists

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Hana Blažíková, Poppea

Kangmin Justin Kim, Nerone

Marianna Pizzolato, Ottavia

Carlo Vistoli, Ottone

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

Monteverdi’s surprising operatic swan song, The Coronation of Poppea, is a celebration of carnal love and ambition triumphing at the expense of reason and morality. John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir bring this early opera to life in a semi-staged performance, including the earliest version of a great diva scena by the self-proclaimed “despised queen,” Ottavia.