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Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea / Leppard, Ewing, Bailey

Monteverdi / Ewing / Bailey / Leppard / Lpo
Release Date: 02/10/2004 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1403  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dennis BaileyDale DuesingMaria EwingElisabeth Gale,   ... 
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

L'incoronazione di Poppea is Monteverdi's final opera, written when he was 75, and it is often considered his best. It was first performed in Venice in 1642 and a manuscript with the composer's own markings survives to this day. The opera tells the amoral story of Nero's affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, here portrayed by Maria Ewing, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue - Fortune, Virtue, and Love look on. This sparkling new production by Sir Peter Hall, Director of the National Theatre and Artistic Director of Glyndebourne itself is designed by John Bury and conducted by Ramond Leppard, the celebrated authority on Baroque music, who made this modern edition of the opera and has Read more conducted his edition in many opera houses worldwide. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dennis Bailey (Tenor), Dale Duesing (Baritone), Maria Ewing (Soprano),
Elisabeth Gale (Soprano), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 

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