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Maria Ewing, Dennis Bailey, Cynthia Clarey
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Raymond Leppard's edition of Poppea, first staged at Glyndebourne in 1962, opened many people's eyes and ears to Monteverdi for the first time. By 1984, though, when Glyndebourne mounted this... — More…
Sonya Yoncheva (Poppée), Max Emanuel Cencic (Néron), Ann Hallenberg (Octavie), Tim Mead (Othon), Paul Whelan (Sénèque) & Amel Brahim-Djelloul (Drusilla)
Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor) & Jean-François Sivadier (stage director)
[Haim leads with] a fine sensitivity towards the urgent, tensile springiness of the melodic lines; and a superb handling of the instrumental forces...The title role here is taken by the suitably... — More…
Patricia Schuman (Poppea), Richard Croft (Nerone), Kathleen Kuhlmann (Ottavia), Harry Peeters (Seneca), Darla Brooks (Drusilla), Dominique Visse (Nutrice), Curtis Rayam (Arnalta), Jeffrey Gall (Ottone); Concerto Köln, René Jacobs, Michael Hampe (dir.)
Power is the focus of Hampe's glamorous staging...Kuhlmann's Ottavia is thrilling but sexual chemistry is absent. — More…
Birgitte Christensen (Poppea), Jacek Laszczkowski (Nero), Tim Mead (Ottone), Marita Sølberg (Virtú/Drusilla), Patricia Bardon (Ottavia), Amelie Aldenheim (Amore), Ina Kringlebotn (Fortuna), Tone Kruse (Nutrice), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Seneca), Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro (Arnalta), David Fielder (Valetto),...