L’Agrippina


DATE:
21st – 24th September 2017

VENUE:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Ian Taylor

CONDUCTOR:
Andrew Kirkman

DIRECTOR:
Daisy Evans

VIDEO DESIGNER:
Momchil Alexiev

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Christopher Nairne

Amid the turmoil and politics of the courts of the first Roman emperors, one woman rises to prominence. Agrippina fought for her family and her empire – a true matriarch – in spite of the powerful forces that surrounded her.

Porpora’s earliest opera revived for the first time since its premiere in 1708, L’Agrippina explores the relationships and politics at play in court. Wife of Germanicus, Roman General and heir to the Empire, Agrippina finds herself amid an intricate web of allies, enemies, would-be suitors, and comedically amorous servants – relationships that are spun out over enchanting and vibrant music that hints at the virtuosity of the composer in his later years.

Directed by Daisy Evans, with a cast of some of Europe’s finest early opera singers, a newly-commissioned multi-media visual design, and featuring the baroque orchestra of the Musical and Amicable Society. L’Agrippina is conducted by Professor Andrew Kirkman, Director and founder of The Binchois Consort.