7:30 - 9:30pm


Studebaker Theater | 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Event type:

CCPA Music Conservatory Performances

About this event

Join CCPA Opera in a riveting journey through the dark side of human desire. Poppea, a seductive and ambitious courtesan, conspires with her lover, the Emperor Nero, to ascend to the throne, plotting against Nero's wife, Ottavia, and other political and romantic rivals. Against a backdrop of political intrigue and moral corruption, the drama unfolds with fiery confrontations, manipulative schemes, and passionate duets, culminating in Poppea's coronotion as Empress. Giancarlo Monteverdi's seventeenth-century masterpiece is a thrilling tale of ambition, love, betrayal, and the quest for power that still resonates today.


Director: Elizabeth Margolius

Conductor: Dana Brown

Performers: CCPA Opera Ensemble and members of the CCPA Symphony Orchestra


These performances will be ticketed - purchase tickets here: https://www.fineartsbuilding.com/events/monteverdis-the-coronation-of-poppea/