Recorded live at the Prinzregententheater München during the Munich Opera Festival 1997
booklet: (German, English) · introduction by Sir Peter Jonas and Ivor Bolton · storyline · libretto (German, English, Italian)
A woman on her way to the top! Determined to be Empress of Rome, crowned by Nero! And she'll use every trick in the book to get her way: intrigue, cross-dressing, ambition, greed and lust – a society on the skids. Career-woman Poppea – world première 1642 – as modern as today's newscast! One of the greatest, most beautiful – and first operas in the genre. Listening to it! Let it astonish you! Fall in love with it!
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"… This recording of a live 1997 Munich performance shimmers with the musical and erotic excitement the work demands but seldom receives…Daniels’ voice can float sweetly in its middle and expand thrillingly at its very top – sometimes doing both on the same breath…" Opera News
" … Bolton's pacing is ideal and his band cannot be praised highly enough. Fabulous!" www.classictoday.com