Claudio Monteverdi – Máté Bella

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

contemporary opera 16 premiere
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Opera in two parts, in Italian with Hungarian and English surtitles

Monteverdi’s final work for the stage dates from 1642, meaning the dawn of the genre of opera.  It is customary to consider this music by the 75-year-old master to be the first true opera, which both back then and ever since has been praised for its originality, its melodiousness as well as for its multi-layered depiction of the human features of the characters. From all of this, it appears that Poppea’s relevance has not changed one whit over the course of the centuries. The piece will be staged by András Almási-Tóth at the Eiffel Art Studios in an unusual format: the Opera has commissioned Máté Bella to create a rescored new version spiced with contemporary musical elements.

Gergely Vajda
Poppea (Lover of Nerone)
Bori Keszei
Nerone (Emperor of Rome)
Tibor Szappanos
Ottavia (Wife of Nerone)
Andrea Szántó
Ottone (Finacé of Poppea)
Krisztián Cser
Seneca (Tutor of Nerone)
Péter Fried
Drusilla (in love with Ottone)
Eszter Zemlényi
Zoltán Daragó
Arnalta (Confidant of Poppea)
Bernadett Wiedemann
Diána Kiss
Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
Lőrinc Kósa univ.stud.
Nutrice (Nurse of Ottavia)
Mária Farkasréti
Andrea Brassói-Jőrös
Gergely Dargó
Fekete-Kovács Quintet


Premiere: Oct. 10, 2020

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage