L’incoronazione di Poppea at Oper Frankfurt

January 30, 2015
With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

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Naomi O’Connell with an effortless, appealing voice is a Poppea cunningly groomed as an object of male and narcissistic desire.

Naomi O’Connell mit leicht ansprechender Stimme eine raffiniert zum Objekt männlicher wie narzisstischer Begierde präparierte Poppea.

 

The Irish mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell as Poppea joins Oper Frankfurt for the first time in a role debut. She is a terrific partner of Nerone, sometimes chillingly calculating, sometimes melting away in passion.

Zum ersten Mal ist die irische Mezzosopranistin Naomi O’Connell als Poppea dabei. Für sie ist es ein Rollendebüt. Sie ist eine grandiose Partnerin Nerones, mal eiskalt-berechnend, mal zerschmelzend im Liebesrausch.

With William Towers as Ottone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With William Towers as Ottone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Hans-Jürgen Lazar as Arnalta. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Hans-Jürgen Lazar as Arnalta. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naomi O’Connell gives a remarkable debut as Poppea.

Als Poppea gibt die Irin Naomi O’Connell ein beachtenswertes Debüt.

 

To ensnare Nerone is Naomi O’Connell’s Poppea, also vocally the command, worth a sin anytime…

Nerone zu umgarnen, ist der Poppea von Naomi O’Connell auch stimmlich das Gebot, allemal eine Sünde wert.

 

..Naomi O’Connell’s Poppea is lascivious, who in all nuances of disguise and disclosure unerringly applies the weapons of a woman…

…Naomi O’Connell’s laszive, in allen Nuancen der Ver- und Enthüllung zielgenau die Waffen einer Frau einsetzende Poppea…

With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

With Gaëlle Arquez as Nerone. Photograph by Monika Rittershaus. Courtesy of Oper Frankfurt.

 

 

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