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Monteverdi : Le Couronnement de Poppée

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From Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st January 2023
3h10 including intermission


Elsa Benoit - Poppea
Jake Arditti - Nero
Ambroisine Bré - Octavia, Virtuousness
Iestyn Davies - Othon
Alex Rosen - Seneca
Stuart Jackson - Arnalta, Nurse, Familiar 1
Maya Kherani - Fortune, Drusilla
Julie Roset - Love, Valletto
Laurence Kilsby - Lucain, Soldier 1, Familiar 2
Riccardo Romeo - Liberto, Soldier 2
Yannis François - A Lictor, Familiar 3

Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón Conductor
Ted Huffman Stage direction
Johannes Schütz Settings, original concept
Anna Wörl Settings, adaptation
Astrid Klein Costumes
Bertrand Couderc Lights
Pim Veulings Movement assistant and master-at-arms
Antonio Cuenca Ruiz Dramaturgy
Maud Morillon Stage assistant

Performance in Italian with French and English surtitles


To take the place of the Empress of Rome! To achieve this, the courtesan Poppea stops at nothing. Mistress of the emperor Nero, she removes all obstacles on her way to the throne. At the cost of breaking up with her lover Ottone, ordering the suicide of the philosopher Seneca and repudiating the empress Octavia, she achieves her goal: Poppea marries Nero. And what could have been a triumph of amorality becomes, through Monteverdi's music, a hymn to all-powerful desire, an exaltation of the human being trapped in its contradictions. Monteverdi's last opera is also the first masterpiece of the genre, extraordinarily modern despite its four centuries. This production first performed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, it is as lively as the first day, carried by a youthful and committed cast guided by director Ted Huffman and the flamboyant Leonardo García Alarcón!

New production for the Aix-en-Provence Festival 2022 
Co-produced with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Toulon and Oper Köln

This show is being recorded by Wahoo production for a first airing on on Saturday, February 4th, on Mezzo at an undefined date, and on our platform

Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30pm, – "15 minutes with"  will take place at the Foyer of the Royal Opera in the presence of director Ted Huffman and conductor Leonardo García Alarcón.
On presentation of your ticket for that evening and subject to availability.

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Catégorie 3

41€ to 49€
Tarif Plein
Tarif moins de 26 ans
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Catégorie 2

59€ to 70€
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Catégorie 1

78€ to 92€
Tarif Plein
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113€ to 130€
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Prestige VIP

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PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY : Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s,Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

Entrance and placement conditions will be adapted according to the health protocol enforced.



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