Agrippina, Haendel, arrives at the Liceu in Barcelona

Agrippina

With an excellent staging of David McVicar, the musical direction of the baroque opera specialist Harry Bicket and a luxury cast led by Susan Connolly, Danielle de Niese and the counter David Daniels, arrives for the first time Agrippina High School, three hundred years after its Venetian premiere.

A funny satire where sex, the corruption, revenge and manipulation are some of the elements to obtain and exercise power. An opera respectful of the original work but with a contemporary aesthetic that makes it close and current.
Agrippina, drama for music by Georg Friedrich Haendel, with libreto by Vincenzo Grimani, It was premiered at the Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo in Venice in 1709 and was very successful, with 27 performances in a row, considerable figure then and now. Brilliantly closes its Italian stage (1706-1710), in which he came into contact with the splendid musical circles of the time and received important commissions, before settling in London. Within the rich Venetian theatrical tradition, the magnificent and burlesque libretto introduces us to some historical figures –the Emperor Claudius, his wife Agrippina, the attractive and calculating Poppaea, etc.– that allude unequivocally to certain personalities of the moment and that provide an amoral and motley portrait of the society of their time, with a happy ending typical of the serious opera.
The performances will take place on the days 16, 18, 21, 26 Y 29 November 2013 to 20:00 and h 24 November 2013 to 17:00 h.