2018 Poppea
Claudio Monteverdi

L'incoronazione di Poppea

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.

THE YOUNG ARTIST PRODUCTION IS AN END-OF-SEASON LONGBOROUGH TRADITION THAT HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE FESTIVAL’S MOST TREASURABLE MOMENTS IN RECENT YEARS

Critics’ Circle

Supporting Young Artists at Longborough

Each year we provide supportive coaching and mentoring from a professional creative team and technical team, offering an outstanding experience for the artists and an excellent production to delight audiences and critics alike.

We seek your support to help our young artists get started in the opera world. Find out how you can help at lfo.org.uk/support-us

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