mercoledž 25 maggio 2011, 18.00
Conferenza: Carlo Arborio Mella and Eleonora Negri
Claudio Monteverdi's magnificent opera on the coronation of Nero's
wife Poppaea, with a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Businello based
on Tacitus and Suetonius, was first performed in Venice in 1643.
This June a new production, directed by Alan Curtis and with
costumes and scenery by Pier Luigi Pizzi, opens at the Teatro della
Pergola as part of the 74th Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Carlo Arborio Mella, in charge of external relations at the Teatro del
Maggio, and the musicologist and pianist Eleonora Negri set the
scene for us with the help of audio and video recordings.