The Texas Tech University School of Music presents its annual opera, Monterverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea.”
Set in ancient Rome, “The Coronation of Poppea” is an Italian opera by Claudio Monteverdi first performed in Venice in 1643. One of the first operas to use historical events and people, it describes how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition to be crowned empress.
Texas Tech University School of Music
The School of Music at Texas Tech University is a vibrant, dynamic, and innovative musical environment. Led by a faculty of 59 nationally and internationally recognized artists, educators and researchers, students in our programs learn to develop and fine tune their musical skills to be used anywhere in the world.