Claudio Monteverdi: Poppea (Opus Arte Blu-Ray Disc)

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Poppea (Opus Arte Blu-Ray Disc)

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Publisher: Select Music

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Poppea: Miah Persson
Nerone: Sarah Connolly
Ottone: Jordi Domènech
Seneca: Franz-Josef Selig

Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Stage Director: David Alden
Conductor: Harry Bicket

Recorded live at the the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, February 2009

Love conquers all – ruthlessly and irresistibly – as Emperor Nero and his mistress Poppea remove the obstacles to their union. At Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu David Alden’s visually sumptuous production, with its suggestions of a giant game of chess, puts the opera’s potent blend of sex and politics in a context that sets ancient against modern– just as the action juxtaposes scurrilous comedy and stark drama. Monteverdi’s magnificent score, meanwhile, accommodates intrigue, wit, nobility, tragedy and sensuality, and, led by the intense Sarah Connolly and the delectable Miah Persson, the cast brings both drama and music startlingly to life.

Running Time: 183 minutes
Region Code: 0

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