L'incoronazione di Poppea

Opera musicale in three acts by Claudio Monteverdi

Text by Francesco Busenello

Premiere 03.03.2024

  • 3 hours with break
  • Interesting for people from 12+
  • In italiano, mit deutschen Übertiteln, with English surtitles

Power games in ancient Rome

Where there is power, there is resistance: in Claudio Monteverdi's opera, these two forces warp the brains and hearts of empresses, soldiers and court ladies. The philosopher Seneca strives in vain to calm the yearnings and selfishness of all involved. The scandalous rise of Poppea to Roman empress at Nero's side is at the centre of Claudio Monteverdi's last opera. Kerstin Avemo makes her debut as Poppea. Anne Sofie von Otter continues her collaboration with director Christoph Marthaler at Theater Basel. Laurence Cummings conducts the La Cetra Barockorchester.

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to a first exclusive insight. In an introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the play, the material and the production. Afterwards you will visit a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point Foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Usually in German
  • CHF 10.-
  • Date: 28 February 2024

Together with the dramaturgy, the Basel Kulturhaus Bider & Tanner has curated the book table for our plays for many years. Now this selection of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues or even sheet music can be accessed at any time in the online shop. It's worth browsing regularly.

Book table