Upon learning of the death of her husband, the Emperor Claudius, Agrippina does everything in her power to place her son, Nero, on the throne – a plot that cannot fail to bring out the best from such a fine Shakespearian stage director as Jean-Yves Ruf. The music is unveiled with grandeur and elegance, interpreted by young talents and long-time favourites of Emmanuelle Haïm such as Renata Pokupic and Sonya Yoncheva.
Dramma per musica in 3 acts by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani. Premiered in 1709 in Venice.
Conductor Emmanuelle Haïm
Stage director Jean-Yves Ruf
Assistant Anaïs de Courson
Scenography Laure Pichat
Costumes Claudia Jenatsch
Lights Christian Dubet
Creation of makeup Cécile Kretschmar
Inga Kalna Agrippina
Alastair Miles Claudio
Sonya Yoncheva Poppea
Tim Mead Ottone
Renata Pokupic Nerone
Riccardo Novaro Pallante
Pascal Bertin Narciso
Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin Lesbo
Le Concert d’Astrée
Ensemble in residency at Lille Opera
Société Générale Patronage Musicale is principal patron of Le Concert d’Astree. Le Concert d’Astree, ensemble in residence at the Lille Opera, benefits from support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.
TU 8 NOVEMBER AT 10 AM & 2:30 PM
A tour of the Opera
Traversal of baroque music, for ages 7-11:
Concerts of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, preceded by listening workshops. With musicians from the Concert d’Astrée and participants from Remua.
Reserved for schools (primary, CE/CM).
4h with intermission
Sung in Italian, overhead subtitles in French
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 10 September at 9 am
Coproduction Dijon Opera, Lille Opera