Opera’s bold re-imagining of
Coronation of Poppea - a
bloodthirsty baroque drama in which love triumphs, but at what cost?
This dangerous and sexy production tells the tale of the beautiful Poppea as
she convinces Emperor Nero to abandon his wife, destroy his friends and
crown her Empress. This is opera up close and personal.
With a cast of singing actors led by Rebecca Rashleigh
in the title role,
Nick Jones as Emperor Nero and Caroline Vercoe
as his scorned Empress Ottavia.
This full-length bloodthirsty drama will be
directed by Tyran Parke,
leading an exceptional Melbourne creative team including
Bryn Cullen and
Dann Barber. Music
Direction is by Lyric's Artistic Director
Pat Miller, leading
an eclectic ensemble fused of period and modern instruments.
Italian with surtitles in English
Three hours, including one interval