The Coronation of Poppea

Impassioned, luscious and fragile all at once… Opera Theatre Company has got this just right Belfast Telegraph

An unrelenting and gripping piece of theatre that will lodge, somewhat uncomfortably perhaps, in the minds of all those who saw it. Irish Examiner

Indeed the music and singing were so good overall that they provided the driving force for a terrific night’s entertainment. Sunday Business Post

Monteverdi's masterpiece, composed amidst the heady materialism of seventeenth century Venice, is a shockingly modern tale of naked lust and ruthless ambition.  In this world of sensuality and depravity, power is exercised without responsibility and lust triumphs over reason. 

Tour Details

Fri 9 Sept Dublin Helix Theatre
Sun 11 Sept Dublin Helix Theatre
Tue 13 Sept Dublin Helix Theatre
Fri 15 Sept Belfast Grand Opera House
Sat 16 Sept Belfast Grand Opera House
Wed 20 Sept Galway Town Hall Theatre
Sat 23 Sept Derry Millenium Forum

"The cool blue set is a triumph and the accompanying Irish Baroque Orchestra provide soulful and meaningful interpretations."
Belfast Telegraph
"Not only articulate and telling but also stylish, confident and true."
Irish Times
"Excellent stage setting & lighting provided great scope for the players"
Sunday Business Post

Production Information


Nero Stephen Wallace
Poppea Allison Cook
Ottavia Doreen Curran
Ottone William Towers
Seneca Alan Ewing
Drusilla Sinead Campbell
Luciano/ First Soldier Ed Lyons
Arnalta Neil Jenkins
Valletto Shirley Keane
Damigella Anna Devin
Second Soldier Daryl Simpson
Liberto / Lictor Owen Gilhooly

Creative Team

Conductor Christian Curnyn
Director Annilese Miskimmon
Designer Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer Simon Corder

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