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The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina (2020) - Encore

The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina (2020) - Encore
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Released: August 29, 2020
Director: Sir David McVicar
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Rose, Kate Lindsey, Duncan Rock, Iestyn Davies, Brenda Rae
Genre: Comedy
Length: 243 minutes

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The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina (2020) - Encore Overview

Handel's tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting.

Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.


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