Opera North - L'incoronazione di Poppea Reviews
21 April 2021
James Laing (Nerone), Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea)
Emilie Renard (Amore), Christopher Ainslie (Ottone), Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea)
Catherine Hopper (Ottavia), Christopher Ainslie (Ottone)
Emilie Renard (Amore)
Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea), James Laing (Nerone)

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L'incoronazione di Poppea

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No. of reviews: 11

This Poppea was sexy and sensational
1 Dec 14 / Nottingham Post
Monteverdi's last opera of corruption and revenge dazzles 350 years after it was first performed in Venice
18 Nov 14 / The Journal
This new, hugely exciting production is a celebration of the early work
17 Nov 14 / Chronicle Live
Modern dress version of Monteverdi's opera given with verve, excitement and drama
3 Nov 14 / Planet Hugill
A premium-rate sex-line of an opera
16 Oct 14 / The Spectator
Monteverdi’s late opera gets a thrilling treatment by Opera North
12 Oct 14 / The Observer
Impactful new Poppea from Opera North with sex, gore and fine singing
7 Oct 14 / Seen and Heard
Reservations aside though, Albery and Cummings’ realisation of Poppea still has much to commend it
7 Oct 14 / Opera Britannia
Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea
7 Oct 14 / Bachtrack
Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North
7 Oct 14 / What's on Stage
Tim Albery’s production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea takes plenty of liberties
7 Oct 14 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Cast
Hendrick, Pascoe, Renard, Ainslie, Eddy, Laing, Kimm, Hopper, Manley, Creswell, Hendrick, Sharratt, Norman
(c) Cummings (d) Albery
Performance dates
4, 11, 24, 30 October, 15, 22, 29 November 2014 (various locations)
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