Poppea, mistress of the Emperor, seeks the crown. Spurred on by ambition and love, she attempts to persuade her lover to set his wife aside – despite warnings of the Empress’s revenge.
Written shortly before the composer’s death, the remarkable L’incoronazione di Poppea was Monteverdi’s last opera and is considered his finest achievement. With a focus on real-life emotions, this is a striking opera about love and lust amidst conflicting morality.
Poppea is Longborough’s Young Artist production for 2018, part of our programme to provide world-class performance opportunities to singers and players at the beginning of their careers.