Agrippina - Encore
George Frideric Handel
Estimated Run Time 4hrs 10mins
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.
Sung in Italian
The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2019-20 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.
All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.