The Coronation of Poppea

Celebrating 450 years since the birth of Monteverdi, Pinchgut Opera performed one of the greatest operas of all time, Coronation of Poppea. Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina. Ruthlessly sweeping aside anyone who stands in the way of their union – including Nero’s wife Octavia and the poet and philosopher Seneca – Nero and Poppea triumph over all their opponents and rejoice in one of the most sensuous and exquisitely beautiful duets, “Pur ti miro”. A 3 CD box set of Pinchgut Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea. Live Recording. Performers include Helen Sherman, Jake Arditti, Natalie Christie Peluso, Roberta Diamond, Owen Willetts, Kanen Breen, Adam Player, Jacob Lawrence, David Greco and Jeremy Kleeman with Erin Helyard and the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

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Mozart in LondonThis 2-CD set presents an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood visit to London in 1764-65. Ian Page conducts his outstanding period-instrument orchestra in a fascinating and wide-ranging programme which includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony, along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores the music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded, and the large cast of soloists includes eight singers and harpsichordist Steven Devine. Performers include Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Helen Sherman (mezzo), Ben Johnson (tenor), Anna Devin (soprano), Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Martene Grimson (soprano), Eleanor Dennis (soprano), The Mozartists, Ian Page.

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Performed for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivaldi’s passionate and powerful BAJAZET is the latest Baroque masterpiece to be rediscovered by Pinchgut Opera. This rarely performed operatic gem, premiered in Verona in 1735, features a brilliant array of arias designed to showcase the top singers of the age: from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies of exquisite beauty and tenderness. Presented by Pinchgut Opera in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall, performers include Haleigh Adams, Christopher Lowrey, Helen Sherman, Emily Edmonds, Russell Harcourt, Sara Macliver, Orchestra of the Antipodes and conductor Erin Helyard.

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