The Coronation of Poppea
ECU School of Music, Department of Opera will bring “The Coronation of Poppea” live to the Historic Turnage Theatre stage. Monteverdi’s opera is in three acts, all set in ancient Rome, in the year 65 A.D. The main characters include Nero, the Roman emperor; Poppea, his lover; Otho, Poppea’s fiancé; Drusilla, who is in love with Otho; and Octavia, Nero’s wife. Concessions will be available for purchase.
The instrumental ensemble will be comprised of professional musicians from across the United States and Canada who specialize in the playing of early, or “period,” instruments. The ensemble will be led by a well-known figure in the musical life of eastern North Carolina: Dr. John O’Brien, ECU Professor of Keyboard Studies and Early Music.
Three performances: March 29 & March 30 at 7 PM and March 30 at 2 PM at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC.
Doors to the Gallery open at 6 PM. Doors to the Palace Theatre open at 6:30 PM.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the Historic Turnage Theatre in person or by phone (252-946-2504).
Ticket Prices: General Admission $20 Senior, Faculty/Staff/Senior Citizens $15, Student Ticket with ID only, $5, cash/check. Add $2 each for all other purchases.