G.F. Handel: Agrippina

Theater an der Wien 2016

Theater an der Wien

Vienna, Austria | Theater, Opera

G.F. Handel: Agrippina

Drama per musica in 3 acts (1709)
Music by Georg Friedrich Handel
Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani
In Italian with English subtitles


Agrippina, Handel’s first operatic masterpiece, casts a satirical eye on Ancient Rome. It is packed with political and sexual machination as Agrippina schemes to place her son, Nerone (Nero), on the throne and the seductive Poppea juggles with three lovers.

This new production from the Theater an der Wien is by the ever-stylish Robert Carsen, one of the world’s leading directors of opera and the cast is led by Patricia Bardon as Agrippina, Jake Arditti as Nerone and Danielle de Niese as Poppea. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts his Balthasar Neumann Ensemble.

A co-production between Theater an der Wien, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo and Sonostream.tv with the participation of France Télévisions.



CAST
Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock
Stage Director Robert Carsen
Set Gideon Davey
Lighting Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet
Video Ian Galloway
Dramaturgie Ian Burton
Agrippina Patricia Bardon
Nerone Jake Arditti
Poppea Danielle de Niese
Ottone Fillippo Mineccia
Claudio Mika Kares
Pallante Damien Pass
Narciso Tom Verney
Lesbo Christoph Seidl
Orchester Balthasar Neumann Ensemble