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L’incoronazione di Poppea, 29 July 1963

The Opera

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Librettist: Gian Francesco Busenello

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Amor: Annon Lee Silver

Ottone: Walter Alberti

First Soldier: Dennis Brandt

Second Soldier: Gerald English

Poppea: Magda Laszlo

Nerone: Richard Lewis

Arnalta: Jean Allister

Ottavia: Frances Bible

Seneca: Carlo Cava

Valetto: Duncan Robertson

Drusilla: Lydia Marimpietri

Pallade: Elizabeth Bainbridge

Damigella: Soo-Bee Lee

Liberto: John Shirley-Quirk

Lucano: Hugues Cuenod

Lictor: Dennis Wicks

The Emperor's Fool: Robert Harrold

Production Team

Original Producer: Gunther Rennert