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Friday 20 October 2023, 7pm

English Touring Opera: Coronation of Poppea

English Touring Opera: Coronation of Poppea

Presented by Saffron Hall in association with English Touring Opera

One of the first operatic masterpieces, Monteverdi’s darkly troubling, morally complex depiction of violence and intrigue at the heart of the Roman court was first performed in 1643.

The story of Emperor Nero’s illicit love for his ambitious courtesan Poppea, it contains music and dramatic characterisation that feel strikingly modern. Multi-genre musician and composer Yshani Perinpanayagam conducts, and there is a new English translation of the libretto from poet and classicist Helen Eastman.

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Supported by a Circle of Donors

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 50 minutes

Language

Sung in English with English surtitles

Content warnings

Stage Effects

This event may have haze, flashing lights or other stage effects

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Claudio Monteverdi Coronation of Poppea 150 mins

Performers

  • Robin Norton-Hale director
  • Basia Bińkowska designer
  • Yshani Perinpanayagam conductor
  • Jessica Cale Poppea
  • Feargal Mostyn-Williams Ottone
  • Kezia Bienek Ottavia
  • Martha Jones Nerone

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Information for your visit

Friday 20 October 2023, 7pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

5.30pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Pre-concert talk

6pm - 6.30pm
Ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert talk

Auditorium opens

6.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.50pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.50pm – 10.50pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Stage Effects

This event may have haze, flashing lights or other stage effects

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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