Lust Triumphs Over Virtue

Poppea is the lover of Roman Emperor Nerone, and she’s determined to become empress. But what of Nerone’s wife, Ottavia? When a plan to get rid of Poppea backfires, the schemers are sentenced to exile, and Poppea and Nerone celebrate their marriage with one of opera’s most beloved duets.
Our new and original  production of Claudio Monteverdi’s classic masterpiece will feature the return of world-renowned harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour leading an authentic Baroque instrument ensemble.
Underwriting for the Baroque Orchestra and conductor and other major support provided by the Gary and Cynthia Vasques Family Foundation.
Tickets range in price from $40-$120.

Includes content for mature audiences only.

The Coronation of Poppea runtime is just under 3 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


Performance Dates and Times

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Performance Location

The Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
123 E State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Get Directions »


Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage