Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea

Jan Lauwers (stage director), William Christie (conductor) – With Sonya Yoncheva, Kate Lindsey, Stéphanie d'Oustrac...

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Jan Lauwers — Choreographer, stage director, stage design

Lemm&Barkey — Costumes

Ken Hioco — Lighting

Elke Janssens — Dramaturgy

Sonya Yoncheva — Soprano (Poppea)

Kate Lindsey — Mezzo-soprano (Nerone)

Stéphanie d'Oustrac — Mezzo-soprano (Ottavia)

Carlo Vistoli — Countertenor (Ottone)

Renato Dolcini — Baritone (Seneca)

Ana Quintans — Soprano (Virtù / Drusilla)

Marcel Beekman — Tenor (Nutrice / Famigliare I)

Dominique Visse — Countertenor (Arnalta)

Lea Desandre — Mezzo-soprano (Amore / Valletto)

Tamara Banješević — Soprano (Fortuna / Damigella)

Claire Debono — Soprano (Pallade / Venere)

Alessandro Fisher — Tenor (Lucano / Soldato I / Tribuno / Famigliare II)

David Webb — Tenor (Liberto / Soldato II / Tribuno)

Program notes

At the 2018 Salzburg Festival, Sonya Yoncheva brought Monteverdi's notorious antiheroine to life! Catch the acclaimed soprano in stage director Jan Lauwers's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea.

The early Baroque masterpiece captures a dramatic episode from the life of the infamous Roman emperor Nero: the moment when his mistress Poppea rises to power, fired by their passionate romance and her zealous thirst for power. Maestro William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants in Monteverdi's lavish score.

Photo : Sonya Yoncheva, Dominique Visse, Kate Lindsey © Maarten Vanden Abeele 

Sonya Yoncheva appears courtesy of Sony Classical.
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