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StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Soiree mit öffentlicher Probe
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StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TOSCA
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StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
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StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
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StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
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StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
24
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
25
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Opernpraktischer Workshop
26
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
27
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
28
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Whoosh
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
29
StaatenHaus / 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Soiree mit öffentlicher Probe
30

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Francesco Busenello
A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

Thu /
may 24
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. / Vorstellung / 15 € - 110 €
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SYNOPSIS

The allegorical figures of love (Amor), virtue (Virtù) and fortune (Fortuna) fight for supremacy over humanity. They all believe that they have great influence, but only one knows that it alone exercises total power: Love. To prove this, Love demonstrates the rise of the courtesan Poppea to become Empress of Rome. Poppea is the mistress of Emperor Nero, but she wants to reach the top through love. Only: "Love" is the wrong word here; rather, it is the erotic driving force with which ruthless manipulation and power are exercised. Whoever loves has lost, and whoever stands in the way of Poppea's interests is ruthlessly swept aside – Nero's wife Ottavia as well as the teacher and philosopher Seneca, who dares to criticise Nero's way of life. Pleasurably and without regret, with the most beautiful and passionate music that early Baroque opera has to offer, Poppea and Nero enjoy their victory, which ends in a rapturous love duet that is still one of the most special moments in opera history.

American director Ted Huffman staged Claudio Monteverdi's 17th-century masterpiece with overwhelming success at the 2022 Aix-en-Provence Festival. Now the production, which mirrors our own times in the lustful fable of immorality and decadence, is coming to Oper Köln. The conductor is baroque specialist George Petrou, who conducted "Miranda" in 2022.23. A new production by the Festival Aix-en-Provence in co-production with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia, Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Oper Köln.

CAST AND CREATIVES

Musikalische Leitung Alessandro Quarta / George Petrou / Bradley Wood / Inszenierung Ted Huffman / Bühne Johannes Schütz / Adaption Bühne Anna Wörl / Kostüme Astrid Klein / Licht Bertrand Couderc / Dramaturgie Antonio Cuenca Ruiz /

Ottavia / Virtù
Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I
Fortuna / Drusilla
Amore / Valetto
Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II
Liberto / Soldato II
Littore / Famigliare III
Solo-Cello
Barockharfe
Cembalo / Orgel / Regal
Laute/ Theorbe I
Laute / Theorbe II
Viola da Gamba
Contrabasso / Violone

Further performances

  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung George Petrou
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Jake Arditti
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian
    • Seneca Christoph Seidl
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Maria Koroleva
    • Amore / Valetto Camille Poul
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I George Petrou
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung Alessandro Quarta
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Jake Arditti
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Lucas Singer
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Maria Koroleva
    • Amore / Valetto Camille Poul
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I Alessandro Quarta
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung Alessandro Quarta
    • Poppea Tamara Banješević
    • Nerone Jake Arditti
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Christoph Seidl
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Carlotta Colombo
    • Amore / Valetto Maria Koroleva
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I Alessandro Quarta
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung George Petrou
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Nicolò Balducci
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Lucas Singer
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Maria Koroleva
    • Amore / Valetto Camille Poul
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I George Petrou
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung Alessandro Quarta
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Jake Arditti
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Lucas Singer
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Carlotta Colombo
    • Amore / Valetto Maria Koroleva
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I Alessandro Quarta
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung George Petrou
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Nicolò Balducci
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Christoph Seidl
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Maria Koroleva
    • Amore / Valetto Camille Poul
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I George Petrou
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung George Petrou
    • Poppea Tamara Banješević
    • Nerone Nicolò Balducci
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Alberto Miguélez Rouco
    • Seneca Lucas Singer
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Carlotta Colombo
    • Amore / Valetto Maria Koroleva
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I George Petrou
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung Bradley Wood
    • Poppea Tamara Banješević
    • Nerone Jake Arditti
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian
    • Seneca Christoph Seidl
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Maria Koroleva
    • Amore / Valetto Camille Poul
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I Bradley Wood
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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  • Dramma per musica in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi
    Libretto by Francesco Busenello
    A Production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    in co-operation with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opéra Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Opera Cologne

    • Musikalische Leitung George Petrou
    • Poppea Elsa Benoit
    • Nerone Nicolò Balducci
    • Ottavia / Virtù Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa
    • Ottone Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian
    • Seneca Lucas Singer
    • Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliare I John Heuzenroeder
    • Fortuna / Drusilla Carlotta Colombo
    • Amore / Valetto Maria Koroleva
    • Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II Laurence Kilsby
    • Liberto / Soldato II Armando Elizondo
    • Littore / Famigliare III William Socolof
    • Solo-Cello Ioannu, Iason
    • Barockharfe Chiara Granata
    • Cembalo I George Petrou
    • Cembalo / Orgel / Regal Panos Iliopoulos
    • Laute/ Theorbe I Sören Leupold
    • Laute / Theorbe II Theodoros Kitsos
    • Viola da Gamba Andreas Linos
    • Contrabasso / Violone Johannes Esser
    • Orchester Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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