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Bradley Winterton
Taipei Times, February 2015

Strong treatment comes in full measure in a version from Norwegian National Opera in 2010…Visually, its distinctive feature is that it’s filmed in black and white—and red.

…though none of the soloists is an international star, the singing is uniformly excellent. © 2015 Taipei Times Read complete review

Mark Mandel
Opera News, July 2012

MONTEVERDI, C.: Incoronazione di Poppea (L’) (Norwegian National Opera, 2010) (NTSC) 2058928
MONTEVERDI, C.: Incoronazione di Poppea (L’) (Norwegian National Opera, 2010) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 2058924

I’ve seen hundreds of opera videos and never one more riveting.

Soprano Birgitte Christensen, a lush-voiced, attractive, buxom Poppea, sings well…Jacek Laszczkowski commands the stage as a demented, sadistic Nerone; his body language and his virtuoso “soprano countertenor,” with its discomfiting, hooty tone, vividly convey the emperor’s instability and lunacy. Mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as Ottavia and contralto Tone Kruse as Nutrice are vocally and visually superb. Nearly as outstanding are countertenor Tim Mead (Ottone), sopranos Marita Sølberg (Virtù, Drusilla) and Ina Kringlebotn (Fortuna), bass Giovanni Battista Parodi (Seneca) and tenors Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro (Arnalta), Magnus Staveland (First Soldier, Lucano) and David Fielder (Second Soldier, Valetto). © 2012 Opera News Read complete review

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