1981 Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea

BEMF Opera | 1981 Centerpiece Opera

Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea

Tuesday, May 26, 1981 at 8pm
Boston University Theatre, Boston, MA

This fully-staged production of Monteverdi’s masterpiece will be presented in a new version based on original sources and will be sung in English. Banchetto Musicale, Boston’s Baroque orchestra, performs on period instruments.


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Directors

Martin Pearlman, Music Director
Jack Eddleman, Stage Director
John Balme, Production Director
William Fregosi, Set Designer
W. K. Fauser, Costume Designer
Steven Friedlander, Lighting Designer

Banchetto Musicale
Martin Pearlman, Music Director

Boston Lyric Opera
John Balme, General Director


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Artists

Patti Dell, Fortune
Nancy Armstrong, Virtue
Ann Jeffers, Love
Jeffrey Gall, Ottone
Richard Conrad & Peter Cody, Soldiers
Kerry McCarthy, Poppea
Susan Larson, Nero
Karl Dan Sorensen, Arnalta
Nancy Green, Ottavia
Jane Struss, Nurse to Ottavia
Philip Evancho, Seneca
Nancy Armstrong, Page
Teresa Bryan, Drusilla
James Maddalena, Mercury
Richard Conrad, Captain of the guards
Karl Dan Sorensen, Disciples of Seneca
Ann Jeffers, Maiden
Ray DeVoll, Lucano
John Osborn, Lictor
Peter Cody & Richard Conrad, Consuls
James Maddalena & John Osborn, Tribunes

Banchetto Musicale Orchestra
Martin Pearlman & John Gibbons, harpsichord; John Gibbons, organ; Claudia Dart & Doug Freundlich, chitarrone; Daniel Stepner, Priscilla Hallberg, Stephen Marvin, Anthony Martin, Jane Starkman & Anne Black, violin; Stephanie Beal, violoncello; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Sarah Cunningham, violone; Nancy Joyce & Kenneth Roth, recorder; Kenneth Roth, dulcian; Allan Dean & Aaron Smith, cornetto