As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

Cast: Harry Bicket; Brenda Rae (Poppea), Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Kate Lindsey (Nerone), Iestyn Davies (Ottone), Duncan Rock (Pallante), Matthew Rose (Claudio) Sir David McVicar (Production); John Macfarlane (Set & Costume Designer), Paule Constable (Lighting Designer), Andrew George (Choreographer)

Running Time: 4h 10m

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