Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina

Release Date: February 28th, 2020

NR |3 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Handels tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicars production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to the present, where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippinas son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

Cast: Kate Lindsey , Joyce DiDonato , Matthew Rose , Iestyn Davies , Duncan Rock , Brenda Rae

Director: Sir David McVicar

Genres: Opera

Production Co: Metropolitan Opera

Distributors: Trafalgar Releasing