Claudio Monteverdi – Máté Bella

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) – opera exam

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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.

The opera exam is a co-production of the Hungarian State Opera and the Liszt Academy of Music.

Professors: Prof. emer. Ks. Éva Marton, Andrea Meláth, Péter Fried, Ildikó Iván
Répétiteurs: Katalin Alter, Gabriella Gyökér, Mariann Holló, Miklós Harazdy, Gábor Rózsa
Musical director of the Opera Department: Szabolcs Sándor
Head of Department: Andrea Meláth

Conductor
Poppea (Lover of Nerone)
Nerone (Emperor of Rome)
Ottavia (Wife of Nerone)
Ottone (Finacé of Poppea)
Seneca (Tutor of Nerone)
Drusilla (in love with Ottone)
Amore
Arnalta (Confidant of Poppea)
Fortune
Libertino
Littore
Nutrice (Nurse of Ottavia)
Virtue
Lucano
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, as well as the Fekete-Kovács Quintet

Events

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage