Joyce DiDonato seduces you within the first 10 minutes: Royal Opera’s Agrippina reviewed | The Spectator
‘Laws bow down before the desire to rule…’ Centuries before ‘proroguing’ had entered British breakfast-table vocabulary there was Handel’s Agrippina, and centuries before that there was the woman herself.
Current politics has nothing on the plots of Handel’s operas, in which love and power are continually enmeshed and recombined. He composed Agrippina (1709), an early masterpiece, for the Venice carnival
Agrippina, Royal Opera House, review: Joyce DiDonato triumphs in Barrie Kosky's vivid but heartless production
Agent provocateur, enfant terrible, public menace - call him what you will, Barrie Kosky is without doubt one of the most exciting and inventive opera directors on the scene today, and his new production