Agrippina – an opera by Handel
29 February @ 6:00 pm£15
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas from the New York Metropolitan Opera on February 29, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast includes bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius who has previously sung at the Erin Arts Centre.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theatres in more than 70 countries worldwide.
£15, seniors £12, under 18s £2