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Monteverdi - 3x Poppea (DVD)


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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4256318

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th May 2017



Norwegian National Opera
Schwetzinger Festspiele
Theaterhaus Stuttgart


Alessandro de Marchi
Rene Jacobs


Monteverdi, Claudio

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)


Norwegian National Opera
Schwetzinger Festspiele
Theaterhaus Stuttgart


Alessandro de Marchi
Rene Jacobs


Three different approaches to the enigmatic mistress of Roman Emperor Nero – in one box: watch Poppea in two contrasting opera productions plus as a futuristic ballet performance.

DVD 1: Poppea from the Norwegian National Opera (180 mins)
Recorded in 2010 at the Norwegian National Opera - Staged by Ole Anders Tandberg

The performance portrays the decadence of the late Roman Empire – with obvious parallels to our own times. It marked Ole Anders Tandberg’s debut with the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, and he certainly let the blood flow.

“As with the visuals, voices and orchestra are recorded closely — Monteverdi as in-your-face music drama. Show it or give it to someone who thinks Baroque opera is boring.” – Mark Mandel, Opera News

- Poppea: Birgitte Christensen
- Nero: Jacek Laszczkowski
- Ottone: Tim Mead
- Virtú / Drusilla: Marita Sølberg
- Ottavia: Patricia Bardon
- Amore: Amelie Aldenheim
- Fortuna: Ina Kringlebotn
- Nutrice: Tone Kruse
- Seneca: Giovanni Battista Parodi
- Arnalta: Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro
- Valetto: David Fielder
- Lucano: Magnus Staveland

Orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera
Conducted by Alessandro de Marchi

Set designer: Erlend Birkeland
Costume designer: Maria Geber
Light designer: Ellen Ruge
TV director: Anja Stabell, Stein-Roger Bull

DVD 2: Poppea from the Schwetzinger SWR Festival (151 mins)
Recorded in 1993 at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival - Staged by Michael Hampe

This performance, faithful to the original, is musically arranged and conducted by René Jacobs, one of the world’s leading Baroque specialists. With the emphasis on the text, Jacobs depends upon an excellent cast to bring the production to life. Patricia Schumann dominates the stage, an effective counterpart to Richard Croft's Nero.

- Poppea: Patricia Schuman
- Nerone: Richard Croft 
- Ottavia: Kathleen Kuhlmann
- Ottone: Jeffrey Gall
- Seneca: Harry Peeters
- Arnalta: Curtis Rayam
- Valetto: Etsuko Kanoh
- Drusilla: Darla Brooks
- Athene / Virtù: Anne Schwanewilms
- Amore: Petra Pendzich
- Fortuna / Damigella: Andrea Andonian
- Liberto Capitano / Tribuno: Wilhelm Hartmann

Concerto Köln
Conducted by René Jacobs

Costume designer: Graziano Gregori
Lighting designer: Hans Toelstede
TV director: José Montes-Baquer

DVD 3: Poppea from the Theaterhaus Stuttgart / Gauthier Dance (78 mins)
Performed by Gauthier Dance / Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart in 2013 - Choreographer Christian Spuck

For the ballet "POPPEA // POPPEA", Martin Donner uses Monteverdi's compositions, which are scratched, cut up, and mixed by a DJ, giving the performance a very futuristic ambience. Emma Ryott's costumes reflect the various characters and each character develops their own individual dance gestures which run through the story like leitmotifs.

Magazine Dance Europe declared "POPPEA // POPPEA" one of the ten most successful dance productions of 2010, and it won German theatre prize Der Faust in 2011. Christian Spuck also won Best Choreographer at the 2012 Danza&Danza Awards for this production.

- Eric Gauthier
- Anneleen Dedroog
- Miriam Gronwald
- Anna Süheyla Harms
- Maria Prat Balasch
- Rosario Guerra
- Florian Lochner
- William Moragas
- David Stiven
- Valencia Martinez
- Tars Vande

Recorded at Theaterhaus Stuttgart in July 2013
Directed by Nikolai Vialkowitsch

Aspect ratio: 16:9 NTSC (DVD 1&3), 4:3 NTSC (DVD 2)
Sound format: PCM Stereo (all), DD 5.1, DTS 5.1 (DVD 3)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)       
Running time: 409 mins (total)
- DVD 1: 180 mins
- DVD 2: 151 mins
- DVD 3: 78 mins
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais (DVDs 1-3), Italiano, Japanese, Norske (DVD 1), Espagnol (DVD 2)

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