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Met Live in HD: Handel's Agrippina

  • 513 North D Street | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: February 29, 2020
  • Location: Simpson College's Blank Performing Arts Center
  • Phone: (515) 961-6221
  • Start/End Time: 11:45 AM
  • Overview

    Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas on February 29, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.

    Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 515-961-6221.