Lust Triumphs Over Virtue

Poppea is the lover of Roman emperor Nero, and she’s determined to become empress. But what of Nero’s wife, Ottavia, and Poppea’s fiancé, Ottone? When their plan to get rid of Poppea backfires, the schemers are sentenced to exile, and Poppea and Nero celebrate their marriage with one of opera’s most beloved duets.
Our new and original Florentine production will be set in the time of Monteverdi and will feature the return of wold-renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour leading an authentic Baroque instrument ensemble.
Tickets range in price from $40-$120.
For more information on ordering season packages and single tickets, call our box office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224.


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