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    Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

    Presented by at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    June 6 - June 14, 2009


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    Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

    Don't miss the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival's new production of Claudio Monteverdi's sublime final opera "The Coronation of Poppea" at the intimate Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Boasting an internationally-acclaimed cast of opera stars, BEMF's exquisite production of Monteverdi's "Poppea" is sure to transport you to 17th-century Venice, Italy, with its sumptuous sets, lavish...

    Don't miss the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival's new production of Claudio Monteverdi's sublime final opera "The Coronation of Poppea" at the intimate Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Boasting an internationally-acclaimed cast of opera stars, BEMF's exquisite production of Monteverdi's "Poppea" is sure to transport you to 17th-century Venice, Italy, with its sumptuous sets, lavish costumes, and lush chamber ensemble. First performed in 1642- just 50 years after the birth of opera - Monteverdi's seminal work remains as richly current & intriguing today as it was more than three and a half centuries ago, exploring the abuse of power, the drive of lust, and the triumph of love.

    Pre-concert talks and instrumental fanfares begin 90 minutes prior to each performance, except opening night on Saturday, June 6.


    Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    General Day and Time Info:
    Saturday, June 6, 7pm
    Sunday, June 7, 3:30pm
    Tuesday, June 9, 7pm
    Wednesday, Jun 10, 7pm
    Friday, June 12, 7pm
    Sunday, June 14, 3:30pm

    Phone: 617-868-2363


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    • Event Name: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Excellent Coronation of Poppea"
      Review posted by: Michael Willett from Winchester, MA, Jun 12, 2009

      I think this was an outstanding production. It was great to hear local favorites Amanda Forsythe, Stephanie Houtzeel (returning from Europe) and Deborah Renz-Moore again. I would have liked to try... Expand

    • Event Name: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
      5 out of 5 stars rating "We left humming and very happy"
      Review posted by: music fan from Cambridge, MA USA, Jun 08, 2009

      This is the best Poppea I have ever seen. (I have seen 5 or 6 before.) It sets a new standard for the piece. The music is breathtaking; the costumes and sets are beautiful. The entire cast is... Expand

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