L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Unrequited love, adultery, suicide, attempted assassination, class conflict--all rolled into one riveting operatic tour de force. Claudio Monteverdi’s final operatic masterpiece L’incoronazione di Poppea is one of the towering monuments of western music, and Haymarket’s outstanding cast will bring the sublime music and Busenello's eloquent libretto to life in this visually rich production. Countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim returns to his native Chicago to reprise his heartfelt, vulnerable, nuanced, and pathological Nero after a widely praised world tour in the role under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Cherished ensemble members returning to the Haymarket stage include Erica Schuller in the title role, Kimberly McCord as Empress Octavia, and David Govertsen as the ancient philosopher Seneca.