Above: Promotional graphic for "The Coronation of Poppea." Courtesy of Opera NEO, a summer opera festival based in San Diego
"The Coronation of Poppea" (L'incoronazione di Poppea) by Monteverdi
Opera NEO, a summer opera festival based in San Diego, is presenting "The Coronation of Poppea," a story of power and passion that tells of the young Nero’s infatuation with the beautiful Poppea as she tries to make him divorce his wife, Ottavia, and take her as his new queen and empress of Rome. Poppea’s ambition corrupts or exposes everyone around her, leading to murder, suicide, deception and political intrigue.
"The Coronation of Poppea" is a rich, complex and thoroughly modern work with brilliant, relevant social commentary and a thorough exploration of various interpersonal relationships. Its world is populated by ruthless and all-too-human characters where lust and ambition ultimately triumph over virtue. Opera NEO's intimate production is accompanied by the Bach Collegium San Diego, bringing Monteverdi's luscious, sensual music to life.
This summer marks our second Summer Festival in which vocalists from all across the US lend their talents to create a breathtaking opera. Join us for our first fully staged production of the summer!
Dates: August 15th & 17th at 7:30pm
This opera will take place at the beautiful Crill Performance Hall located on the Point Loma Nazarene University Campus, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Opera in 2 Acts. Sung in Italian with English supertitles
*In collaboration with the Bach Collegium San Diego*
Tickets can be purchased at: http://poppea.eventbrite.com/
General Admisssion- $24
Chester C. Crill Performance Hall
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, Google Map