L'Inccoronazione di Poppea
By Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Francesco Busenello
Director: Jenny Miller
Lighting Designer: Matt Cater
Company/Venue: Longborough Festival Opera
Photos: Matthew Williams-Ellis
Monteverdi's classic Poppea offers a re-imagining of actual historic events in the life of Roman emperor Nero, and his mistress Poppea who he brought to power. For this production, director Jenny Miller and I seek to express the sense of infinity and history repeating itself as we look at how the politics at play and personal story of love and loss have been reflected again and again through time.