Agrippina (Handel)

Italian w/e.s.t.
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by an all-star cast featuring star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.

Length: 4h 10m

Saturday, February 29, 2020
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