Bare Opera: “POPPEA” ↬ 16—18 November 2018
In the exposed brick warehouse space of The Bellewether (at The Blue Building, 222 E 46th Street 10017),
a cast of exceptional artists—most of whom will be making their Bare Opera debut—lead the audience
into an all-too familiar world where an autocratic leader wields his power according to
his own whims and desires, with no concern for consequences or morality.
This two-hour version of Monteverdi’s baroque opera L’incoronazione di Poppea
is a modern whirlwind of lust, sexual exploration, feminist power, politics, love,
hate and everything human that will leave you wanting so much more.
This production of Poppea marks a huge leap for Bare Opera.
The content of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea is visceral, dark, and overtly sexual.
The audience will be immersed in these highly intimate - sometimes uncomfortable - moments.
This is definitely a production that will leave people thinking about morality and humanity.
— Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Bare Opera, Kirsten Scott