The cast of L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Photo: A Bofill)

L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi
Gran Theatre del Liceu

Monteverdi's tangled love story and cautionary tale of the Emperor Nerone and his desirable mistress Poppea is staged for the very first time by the company of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.

Starring Miah Persson as Poppea, Sarah Connolly as Emperor Nerone, and Jordi Domènech as the lovelorn Ottone.

Sung in Italian.

Production duration: 3 hrs 4 min
Gran Teatre del Liceu

Cast & creative team


  • La Fortuna
    Marisa Martins
  • La Virtu
    Judith Van Wonroij
  • Amore
    Olatz Saitua
  • Ottone
    Jordi Domènech
  • Poppea
    Miah Persson
  • Nerone
    Sarah Connolly
  • Ottavia
    Maite Beaumont
  • Drusilla
    Ruth Rosique
  • Seneca
    Franz-Josef Selig
  • Arnalta/Nutrice
    Dominique Visse
  • Lucano
    Guy de Mey
  • Valletto
    William Berger
  • Damigella
    Judith Van Wonroij
  • Liberto
    Francisco Vas
  • Littore
    Josep Miguel Ramón
  • Pallade
    Marisa Martins
  • Mercurio
    Josep Miguel Ramón
  • Venere
    Marisa Martins


  • Harry Bicket
  • David Alden
    Stage Direction
  • Paul Steinberg
    Set Designer
  • Buki Shiff
    Costume Designer
  • Pat Collins
    Light Designer