As her husband approaches, Poppea lies in an adulterous bed with the Emperor Nero. Her relentless ambition, feeding on Nero’s power and wealth, sets in motion a series of events that will cast all around her into a sea of immorality and violence.
Following a sell-out nationwide tour of La bohème, Opera Theatre Company returns with another dramatic classic of Italian opera, sung in English and with period instruments.
Director: Annilese Miskimmon Conductor: Christian Curnyn Designer: Nicky Shaw Lighting Designer: Simon Corder.
Full cast: Sinéad Campbell, Rebekah Coffey, Allison Cook, Doreen Curran, Anna Devin, Alan Ewing, Owen Gilhooly, Neil Jenkins, Shirley Keane, Ed Lyon, Daryl Simpson, William Towers, Stephen Wallace.
A world of sensuality and depravity, in which power is exercised without responsibility and lust triumphs over reason The Rough Guide to Opera
This masterpiece of Italian opera charts the triumph and tragedy of young love in Paris, in some of the most romantic music ever written.
Production by Annilese Miskimmon and Dick Bird (the team who created OTC's Cinderella) stars sopranos Tamsin Coombs (Mimi) and Eimear McNally (Musetta), with Amos Christie (Rodolfo), Owen Gilhooly (Marcello), Joe Corbett (Schaunard), James Gower (Colline), Mark Saberton (The Landlord) and Gerry McCann. Tecwyn Evans conducts a new arrangement for chamber orchestra which retains all the colour and brilliance of the original score.