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Met Opera Encore: Agrippina (Handel)
2019 / 2020 Programme
5 April| €12 – €15 | Tickets
Date and Time
Sunday, 5 April 2020, 2:30PM
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
In light of the most recent developments, it has been decided that the remaining MET Opera Screenings and performances of season 2019/2020 are cancelled.
Patrons are invited to join MET’s initiative of the ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’ with the past productions available online.
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.
Please be aware that this production of Agrippina, although containing no nudity, includes some suggestive adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.
Concessions (students u elderly): €12
Full Season Ticket for Encore: €120 (discounted rate instead of €150)
- Conductor: Harry Bicket
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set and costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Andrew George
“The Met Opera is Handel’s house in Agrippina … A vivid new production … Played with electric vividness, and starring a guns-blazing Joyce DiDonato … Bold, snicker-out-loud funny, magnetic … Conducting from the harpsichord, Harry Bicket kept the pace crisp and headlong … The singers were fearless … A devilish delight … Handel died more than 250 years ago, but at the Met he seems more vital than ever.”
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv
- 250 minutes
- Creative Team
- Conductor: Harry Bicket, Production: Sir David McVicar
- With the participation of
- Brenda Rae (Poppea), Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Kate Lindsey (Nerone), Iestyn Davies (Ottone), Duncan Rock (Pallante), Matthew Rose (Claudio)