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CCM Opera Series

February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm EST

Event Name: CCM Opera Series
Organizer: CCMSched@ucmail.uc.edu
Event Locator: 2023-ABRFGS

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16

Opera Series

AGRIPPINA
Music by George Frideric Handel

Libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani

Brian McCann, conductor

Alison Pogorelc, director

Machinations, mind games and unabashed ambitions are rampant in the court of Claudius, Emperor of Rome. No one is more adept at manipulating the political lackeys than his clever wife, Agrippina, sister of the emperor Claudius overthrew. Power-hungry and keen on revenge, Agrippina will stab just about anyone in the back to get what she wants — her son Nero seated on the throne. When Claudius names his favorite general as his successor, Agrippina will have to play her cards just right. Considered Handel’s earliest masterpiece, sex, intrigue and sharp humor fuel this biting political satire.

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater

Tickets: $23.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

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