This co-production with the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, in partnership with Fashion Week Columbus, is set among three galleries of the Pizzuti Collection of CMA. Performers wearing custom couture glide between all three floors of the galleries (especially curated for this show), while interacting with you, the patron. Masks, handed out upon entrance, add an element of mystery, allowing guests to be part of the production.
The Poppea Project (The Coronation of Poppea) is an immersive operatic and visual art experience to introduce modern art in combination with opera. The concept is structured much like the theatrical production of Sleep No More in NYC. The goal is to reinvigorate opera and art patrons and to appeal to a new audience by introducing them to opera and art in an intriguing fashion.
CAST & CREATIVE
Nero – Mireille Lebel
Poppea – Mireille Asselin
Ottavia – Tesia Kwarteng
Seneca – Alex Rosen
Arnalta/Lucano – Kevin Skelton
Director – Peggy Kriha Dye
Pizzuti Family Curator of Contemporary Art – Tyler Cann
Conductor – Kelly Kuo
Choreographer – Edwaard Liang
Wardrobe Design – Gerardo Encinas
Made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.