The Coronation of Poppea

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 Mar. 25, 2005

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Music Department
Presents Monteverdi’s
L’incoronazione di Poppea in April

WHEN: Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9, at 8:00 p.m.;
Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: STATE PLAYHOUSE, CAL STATE L.A. – Eastern Avenue exit of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeways.
TICKETS: General Admission, $10; students and senior citizens, $5.
PARKING: Public permit dispenser parking is available at 50 cents per hour in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II and III.
INFO: Reservations—call (323) 343-4055.

Sex. Betrayal. More Sex. Conspiracy. Seduction, sex, death and power. It’s opera at its best. Hot, passionate, lustful and deceitful. And—it’s funny. The Department of Music at California State University, Los Angeles presents five performances of L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea), by Claudio Monteverdi: Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 9, and Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16. All opera performances will be held at 8 p.m. in the State Playhouse on the Cal State L.A. campus.

The Coronation of Poppea is a timeless story of greed, power, corruption and love, set to beautiful music in the Baroque style. The full production will be sung by CSULA voice majors in Italian with English supertitles. Conceived by artistic director Susan Kane (CSULA music faculty), this production combines the theatrical expertise of director/choreographer Tanya Kane-Parry (CSULA theatre arts faculty) with the exciting baton of music director Steven Kronauer. Here, art deco meets film noir through the creative design of Karyl Newman, Laura Mroczkowski, and Amanda Seymore.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available for purchase one hour before the performance. For ticket reservations, please call (323) 343-4055.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 170,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction.

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