L' Incoronazione di Poppea

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Composer:

Claudio Monteverdi

Librettist:

Giovanni Francesco Busenello

Premiere:

1643, Venice (Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Incoronazione di Poppea Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Incoronazione di Poppea Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera L' Incoronazione di Poppea

L'incoronazione di Poppea (SV 308, The Coronation of Poppea) is an Italian baroque opera comprising a prologue and three acts, first performed in Venice during the 1642-43 carnival season. The music, attributed to Claudio Monteverdi, is a setting of a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello. One of the first operas to use historical events and people rather than classical mythology, it adapts incidents from the writings of Tacitus, Suetonius and others to recount how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nerone (Nero), is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. The opera was revived in Naples in 1651, but was then neglected until the rediscovery of the score in 1888, after which it became the subject of scholarly attention in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since the 1960s, the opera has been performed and recorded many times.
The original manuscript of the score does not exist; two surviving copies from the 1650s show significant divergences from each other, and each differs to some extent from the libretto. How much of the music is actually Monteverdi's, and how much the product of others, is a matter of dispute. None of the existing versions of the libretto, printed or manuscript, can be definitively tied to the first performance at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the precise date of which is unknown. Details of the original cast are few, and largely speculative, and there is no record of the opera's initial public reception. Despite these uncertainties, the work is generally accepted as part of the Monteverdi operatic canon, his last and perhaps his greatest work.
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Roles in L' Incoronazione di Poppea

Fortuna Soprano
Virtù Soprano
Amore Soprano
Ottone Mezzo-Soprano
Due soldati Tenor
Poppea Soprano
Nerone CounterTenor or Soprano
Arnalta Contralto or Tenor

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All scenes from L' Incoronazione di Poppea

Arias from L' Incoronazione di Poppea
Duets from L' Incoronazione di Poppea

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Deh nasconditio Virtu

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna
3E pur io torno qui qual linea

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone
4Chi parla chi parla

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Signor deh non partire

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
6Speranza tu mi vai

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Arnalta
7Disprezzata regina

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia
8Ecco la sconsolata

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.08

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca/Ottavia/Valletto
9Le porpore regali e imperatrici

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca
10Seneca io miro in ciel

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallade/Seneca
11Son risoluto in somma

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: cT/S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Seneca
12Come dolci signor come soavi

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
13Ad altri tocca in sorte

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Poppea
14Ottone torna a te stesso

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone
15Pur sempre di Poppea

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Ottone
16Solitudine amata

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.01

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca/Mercurio
17Il commando tiranno

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Liberto/Seneca
18Amici e giunta l'ora

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca
19Sento un certo non so che

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Valletto/Damigella
20Or che Seneca e morto 1

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: cT/S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Lucano
21I miei subiti sdegni

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone
22Tu che dagl'avi miei

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia/Ottone
23Felice cor mio

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Valletto/Nutrice
24Io non so dov'io vada

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Drusilla
25Or che Seneca e morto 2

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Arnalta
26Dorme l'incauta dorme

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore
27Eccomi trasformato

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.12

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Amore/Poppea/Arnalta
28O felice Drusilla o che sper io

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla
29Ecco la scelerata

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta/Drusilla/Littore
30Signor ecco la rea

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/T cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta/Nerone/Drusilla
31No no questa sentenza

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Drusilla
32Signor hoggi rinasco

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
33Addio Roma addio patria

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia
34Oggi sara Poppea

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta
35Ascendi o mia diletta

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea/Amore/Venere
36Pur ti miro

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea