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Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea DVD (Liceu)

Love conquers all - ruthlessly and irresistibly - as Emperor Nero and his mistress Poppea remove the obstacles to their union. At Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu David Alden’'s visually sumptuous production, with its suggestions of a giant game of chess, puts the opera’s potent blend of sex and politics in a context that sets ancient against modern– just as the action juxtaposes scurrilous comedy and stark drama. Monteverdi's magnificent score, meanwhile, accommodates intrigue, wit, nobility, tragedy and sensuality, and, led by the intense Sarah Connolly and the delectable Miah Persson, the cast brings both drama and music startlingly to life. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Poppea: Miah Persson
Nerone: Sarah Connolly 
Ottone: Jordi Domènech 
Seneca: Franz-Josef Selig  

Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Stage Director: David Alden 

Extras: Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: DD 2.0 /  5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 183+6 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CA