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CCPA presents Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

  • The Studebaker Theater 410 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

Chicago College of the Performing Arts is proud to present Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea). The opera follows the story of Poppea, mistress of Roman Emperor Nero, and how she is able to achieve her ambition to be crowned empress. Performed by the entire graduate class of CCPA voice majors with period instruments and members of the CCPA Symphony Orchestra, our production will be presented in the recently renovated Studebaker Theater in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building.

Poppea - Leigh Folta

Nerone - EE Ming Chua

Drusilla - Hillary Esqueda

Ottone - John Mathieu

Ottavia - Valdis Gregory

Seneca - Ian Prichard

Arnalta – Evita Tembley

Damigella – Tara Mueller

Valletto – Rachel Mast

Primo Soldato & Liberto – David Hydorn 

Secondo Soldato – Benjamin Kawsky

Lucano – Thomas Bailey

Amor – Joelle Kross

La Virtù – Victoria Ringhausen

La Fortuna – Ashley Hogarth

Pallade & Venere – Melissa Piantedosi

Littore - Samuel Weiser

Garry Clarke and Scott Gilmore, music directors

Andrew Eggert, stage director

This performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, or 312-341-2352.