In Performance

Lincoronazione poster
The Coronation of Poppea poster

Spring 2014

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (1642)

All performances in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.

Friday, April 4, 2014
Pre-performance lecture at 6:45 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Pre-performance lecture at 6:45 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Pre-performance lecture at 1:15 p.m.
Performance at 2:00 p.m.

by Claudio Monteverdi

Libretto by Gian Francesco Busenello
(in Italian with English Super Titles)

The first opera to be based on actual historical figures, THE CORONATION OF POPPEA tells the story of the glamorous courtesan Poppea who captures the heart of the Roman emperor Nerone (Nero), causing him to renounce his wife and make Poppea his empress.

Fall 2013 program of opera scenes

Saturday November 16, 2013
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium
7:30 pm

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, along with the centennial of Benjamin Britten.

Featuring:
Richard Wagner scenes from Lohengrin and Die Walküre
Giuseppe Verdi: scene from Rigoletto
Benjamin Britten: scenes from Peter Grimes and Billy Budd

Scenes from the musicals Chicago and Candide will also be presented. 

The evening will end with a scene from Bizet's Pearlfishers.