George Frideric Handel

Agrippina

Overview

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

This production was originally created by the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie / De Munt Brussels and adapted by the Metropolitan Opera

Production a gift of Dunard Fund USA

Languages

Languages sung in Agrippina

Sung In

Italian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Agrippina

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Agrippina

  • House Opens

  • Acts I & II

    101 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Acts II & III

    94 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Sir David McVicar

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

John Macfarlane

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Paule Constable

CHOREOGRAPHER

Andrew George

George Frideric Handel

Composer

George Frideric Handel

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Agrippina