Agrippina
Agrippina

In Theaters Feb 29, Mar 4

The Met: Live in HD

Agrippina

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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.


Music:  Handel
Language
: Italian, with English subtitles

Agrippina

Run Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Categories: Performing Arts

STARRING

HARRY BICKET

CONDUCTOR

HARRY BICKET

CONDUCTOR

HARRY BICKET

BRENDA RAE

POPPEA

BRENDA RAE

POPPEA

BRENDA RAE

JOYCE DIDONATO

AGRIPPINA

JOYCE DIDONATO

AGRIPPINA

JOYCE DIDONATO

KATE LINDSEY

NERONE

KATE LINDSEY

NERONE

KATE LINDSEY

IESTYN DAVIES

OTTONE

IESTYN DAVIES

OTTONE

IESTYN DAVIES

DUNCAN ROCK

PALLANTE

DUNCAN ROCK

PALLANTE

DUNCAN ROCK

MATTHEW ROSE

CLAUDIO

MATTHEW ROSE

CLAUDIO

MATTHEW ROSE

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MET PREMIERE / FIRST TIME IN HD

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INTERVIEWS WITH CAST, CREW, AND PRODUCTION TEAMS

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GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH THE MET STARS

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. New York Times
Ebullient high spirits … Rollicking … DiDonato embodied Agrippina with ferocity and pinpoint accuracy. Wall Street Journal
Joyce DiDonato is rapturous in Agrippina … It’s a joy to have another Handel opera at the Met. Financial Times
If you needed a reminder that we are now living through a replay of Rome’s decadence, then the Met’s new production of Handel’s Agrippina is the opera for you. Vulture