Handel's Agrippina might be considered the comic prequel to Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. In some ways as lurid as our more tragic offerings, Agrippina features the kind of satirical wit that director Mark Streshinsky unearthed in last season's acclaimed Ulysses. Along with much of Handel's work, Agrippina vanished from the repertory for almost two hundred years but is once again performed and beloved. Rediscover one of ancient Rome's most tangled webs of intrique in Handel's first international triumph.
Performances Saturday August 6 and Friday August 12 at 8PM; Sunday August 14 at 3PM
Music Director/Conductor/Harpsichord: Jory Vinikour
Stage Director: Mark Streshinsky
Agrippina: Sarah Gartshore
Nero: Celine Ricci
Poppea: Hannah Stephens
Ottone: Ryan Belongie
Claudio: Carl King
Pallante: Nikolas Nackley
Narciso: Johanna Bronk
Lesbo: Nick Volkert
Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. His versatility takes him to the world's most important festivals, concert halls and opera houses as recitalist and concert soloist, partner to many of today's finest instrumental and vocal artists, coach and conductor.