by George Frideric Handel
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting.
Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should resonate loudly. The all-star cast features 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.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 3 hrs 50 min
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