Handel's Agrippina from the Flemish Opera

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Ann Hallenberg as the title character in Handel's 'Agrippina' from the Flemish Opera. Ann Hallenberg as the title character in Handel's Agrippina from the Flemish Opera.

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Handel's Italian operas made him the toast of London long before his famous English oratorios caught the public's ear. Agrippina is named for Nero's shrewd and savvy mother, without whom the infamous emperor could never have fiddled while Rome burned.

Cast:

Conductor: Paul McCreesh

Agrippina: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)

Cladius: Umberto Chiummo (bass)

Nero: Renata Pokupić (soprano)

Poppea: Elena Tsallagova (soprano)

Ottone: Kristina Hammarström (mezzo-soprano)

Pallante: João Fernandes (bass)

Narcissus: José Lemos (countertenor)

Lesbo: Gevork Grigoruan (bass)

Flemish Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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Comments [1]

concetta nardone from Nassau

Oh No, not another modern dress opera about a murderess. And it is Claudius not Cladius, careful on the spelling charlie. When Nero was born, his father looked at the child and remarked to Agrippina, we should suffocate him now because he will commit all the crimes we have done.

Sep. 05 2013 11:08 AM

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