From 29. January 2023

Agrippina

Georg Friedrich Händel

Drama per Musica in three acts
Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani
–in Italian with surtitles in German and English–

Premiere 29.01.
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When Leo Muscato gave his German directorial debut with his production of SERSE at the Bonn Opera House in 2018/2019, the consummate artistry of this Italian multi-talent, who also works as an author and dramaturg, actor and university lecturer, became eminently clear. The delight of the audience in the production’s artificial, comic-like quality and the infectious joy of the company have remained fresh in our memories.

She wants to see her son on the throne, whatever the cost: Agrippina, Emperor Claudius’ wife, Nero’s mother and title character in Georg Friedrich Händel’s first global success. AGRIPPINA was an unprecedented triumph for the 24-year-old star composer in Venice: “The listeners at Händel’s performance were so enchanted that a stranger might have assumed them all to be lunatic from the degree to which they were moved. Whenever a brief pause occurred, the audience shouted: ‘Viva il caro Sassone.’ – Long live the dear Saxon!”

AGRIPPINA is not only ingenious music from Händel’s most creative younger phase, but also probably the best book that he ever set to music: A merciless satire on sex & crime at the imperial court, where Agrippina’s protégé Nero finally ascends to the throne and the honest Ottone renounces power – the best (and most caustic) that Venetian opera had to offer in the 18th century.

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Cast

Claudio  Pavel Kudinov
Agrippina  Louise Kemény
Poppea  Marie Heeschen (Termine)
Ava Gesell (Termine)
Ottone  Terry Wey (Termine)
Benno Schachtner (Termine)
Pallante  Carl Rumstadt
Orchester  Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Musikalische Leitung  Rubén Dubrovsky
Inszenierung  Leo Muscato
Licht  Max Karbe
Regieassistenz und Abendspielleitung  Alma Gentile
Studienleitung  Pauli Jämsä
Bühnenbildassistenz  Ansgar Baradoy
Kostümassistenz  Dieter Hauber
Inspizienz  Karsten Sandleben
Übertitel  Julia Kluxen-Ayissi
Andreas Schütte
Wolfram Kastorp
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