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L'incoronazione di Poppea IT - 1642 1*
Claudio Monteverdi 1567 - 1643 IT 2*
Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello based on the writings of Tacitus, Suetonius and others
First performance at Venice in 1642
Synopsis - Arias
Italian libretto - German translation - Spanish translation
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Synopsis - Top
Monteverdi's last opera, composed for a Venetian audience, is often performed today. Its Venetian context helps to explain the complete absence of the moralizing tone often associated with opera of this time.
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Pur ti miro 2*