To mark Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birthday, John Eliot Gardiner and his exceptional period-instrument ensemble and choir summon the origins of an art form that began over four centuries ago, illuminating the touching humanity of Monteverdi’s surviving operas in three semi-staged performances over a single week.
A story of carnal love and ambition triumphing at the expense of reason and morality, Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea is the composer’s operatic swan song. John Eliot Gardiner and his choir and orchestra cast an irresistible spell in this musical retelling of Poppea’s evolution from Roman Emperor Nero’s bewitching mistress to his queen.
“A seductive expressive freedom.”
“A giant of the 20th-century performance-practice revolution.”
Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall
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English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Hana Blažíková, Poppea
Kangmin Justin Kim, Nerone
Marianna Pizzolato, Ottavia
Carlo Vistoli, Ottone
Gianluca Buratto, Seneca
John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, co-directors
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Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
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Performance length: 3 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission
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