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Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea / Otter, Delunsch, Minkowski

Monteverdi / Delunsch / Otter / Brunet / Hellekant
Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 204  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Mireille DelunschDenis SedovSylvie BrunetAnne Sofie von Otter,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A memorable production from the 2000 Festival d'Aix, this recording of 'The Coronation of Poppea' almost never saw the light of day. The evening of the live performance, the rain almost completely sabotaged the recording, which was finally wrapped up late in the night. Which is fortunate, because Marc Minkowski at the head of his 'Musiciens du Louvre' approches perfection with a powerful, theatrical energy. The high class cast includes Anne Sofie von Otter as an arrogant Nero, Mireille Delunsch as a fanciful Poppea, as well as extraordinary tragedian Sylvie Brunet as Octavia and Charlotte Hellekant as Ottone, Poppea's unfortunate spouse. Klaus Michael Grüber's excellent direction brings out the more subtle psychological drives inherent in Read more Monteverdi's greatest masterpiece. The superb set decoration is by Gilles Aillaud. A truly extraordinary production! Read less

Works on This Recording

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L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Mireille Delunsch (Soprano), Denis Sedov (Bass), Sylvie Brunet (Mezzo Soprano),
Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Charlotte Hellekant (Mezzo Soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 

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