Handel: Agrippina


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm CET

Theater Bonn
Am Boeselagerhof 1

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When Leo Muscato gave his German directorial debut with his production of SERSE at the Bonn Opera House in 2018/2019, the consummate artistry of this Italian multi-talent, who also works as an author and dramaturg, actor and university lecturer, became eminently clear. The delight of the audience in the production’s artificial, comic-like quality and the infectious joy of the company have remained fresh in our memories.

She wants to see her son on the throne, whatever the cost: Agrippina, Emperor Claudius’ wife, Nero’s mother and title character in Georg Friedrich Händel’s first global success. AGRIPPINA was an unprecedented triumph for the 24-year-old star composer in Venice: “The listeners at Händel’s performance were so enchanted that a stranger might have assumed them all to be lunatic from the degree to which they were moved. Whenever a brief pause occurred, the audience shouted: ‘Viva il caro Sassone.’ – Long live the dear Saxon!”

AGRIPPINA is not only ingenious music from Händel’s most creative younger phase, but also probably the best book that he ever set to music: A merciless satire on sex & crime at the imperial court, where Agrippina’s protégé Nero finally ascends to the throne and the honest Ottone renounces power – the best (and most caustic) that Venetian opera had to offer in the 18th century.


Claudio Pavel Kudinov

Agrippina Louise Kemény

Pallante Carl Rumstadt

Orchester Beethoven Orchester Bonn

Musikalische Leitung Rubén Dubrovsky

Inszenierung Leo Muscato

Kostüme Silvia Aymonino

Licht Max Karbe
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