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L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA


  • St. Boniface Cathedral 180 Avenue de la Cathedrale Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0H7 Canada (map)

August 17, 20, 23 - 7:30pm

MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA
Brennan Corner, Director
Bradley Christensen, Ottone

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) takes place in ancient Rome around AD 60. Written by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, it was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1643 carnival season. The main characters include Nero, the Roman emperor; Poppea, his lover; Ottone, Poppea's fiancé; Drusilla, who is in love with Ottone; and Octavia, Nero's wife. The opera describes how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. 

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Earlier Event: August 14
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Later Event: November 9
OURS