21st – 24th September 2017
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.