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Met Opera Live: Agrippina (12A)

Handel’s first operatic triumph, set in ancient Rome, is a black comedy of politics and power.

In the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit, imperious empress Agrippina (mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato) plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero.

Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, providing this Baroque black comedy with a politically charged modern update.