Poppaea Sabina

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Poppaea Sabina

(pŏpē`ə səbī`nə), d. A.D. 65, Roman empress, wife of NeroNero
(Nero Claudius Caesar) , A.D. 37–A.D. 68, Roman emperor (A.D. 54–A.D. 68). He was originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and was the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul in A.D.
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. While married to OthoOtho, Marcus Salvius
, A.D. 32–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (Jan.–April, A.D. 69). He was a friend of Nero, and his wife, Poppaea Sabina, became Nero's mistress; Otho was repaid (A.D. 58) with the province of Lusitania. In A.D.
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, her second husband, she became mistress of Nero, whom she finally married in A.D. 62. She had great influence over Nero, inducing him to have his mother (Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger,
d. A.D. 59, Roman matron; daughter of Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina the Elder. By her first husband, Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, she was the mother of Nero.
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), his former wife (OctaviaOctavia
. 1 d. 11 B.C., Roman matron, sister of Emperor Augustus and wife of Marc Antony, her second husband. For some years, she helped maintain peace between her brother and her husband.
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), and the philosopher SenecaSeneca,
the younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , c.3 B.C.–A.D. 65, Roman philosopher, dramatist, and statesman, b. Corduba (present-day Córdoba), Spain. He was the son of Seneca the elder.
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 killed. One story has it that in a fit of temper Nero kicked her to death.
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She embodied each of the queens whose roles she sang, from the angry, betrayed wife Ottavia, Empress of Rome, in Claudio Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea to the triumphant and romantic Berenice, Queen of Palestine from Giuseppe Maria Orlandini's Berenice, a vibrant aria that showcased her impeccable trills.
The first opera I saw as a student was Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea, coincidentally by WNO, which I absolutely loved and I then went on to sing the title role at college.
5) Homoerotic situations sometimes occurred in Italian opera, but usually only when males dressed as women, for example, Amalta in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (1642/1643) and Aristea in Cesti's Orontea (1656).
OPERA OBy PERA, as an art form, was still very much in its infancy when The Coronation of Poppea, by Monteverdi and others, premiered during the Carnival in Venice in 1643.
The Golden Age Revived, on Thursday, November 13, is inspired by the opera company's current production of The Coronation of Poppea, one of the genre's oldest works.
The production, directed by Alessandro Talevi and designed by Madeleleine Boyd, will be performed twice at Newcastle Theatre Royal next week (returning in March next year) along with productions of The Bartered Bride (Smetana) and The Coronation of Poppea (Monteverdi).
Warwick Opera - which reckons to be the most innovative student opera society in the country - is staging Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea at Warwick Arts Centre studio for three nights from Tuesday next week.
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The birth of an opera; fifteen masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck.
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20) Most images may be accessed through the national OPAC and through the dedicated web portal Internet Culturale (21) realised by ICCU, where music is in a prominent place--the 'Musical' area--and it is possible to find detailed information on the digitised collections, to browse and search the images, and to visit virtual exhibitions or flip the pages of a virtual music stand, containing some of the most interesting codices and scores, like Monteverdi's Incoronazione di Poppea, Cavalli's La Calisto, or the drawings for the project of the Ottoboni Theatre by Filippo Juvarra.