by George Frideric Handel


Opera seria in three acts
Libretto • Vincenzo Grimani

In Italian

Conductor • Francesco Corti
Director • Staffan Valdemar Holm
Costumes and stage design Bente Lykke Møller
Light design • Torben Lendorph
Wigs and make-up • Sofia Ranow


Claudio • NN
Agrippina • Ann Hallenberg
Nerone • Bruno de Sá
Ottone • Kristina Hammarström
Poppea • Giulia Semenzato
Pallante • Renato Dolcini
Narciso • NN
Lesbo • Emil Næshagen

The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra

Composed for the 1709–10 Venice Carnevale season, Agrippina is an ironic comedy of power and eroticism with a strong woman in the title role. The plot is borrowed from Roman history and centres on the megalomaniac empress Agrippina, who is plotting to secure the imperial throne for her son Nerone following the death of the emperor Claudio

Despite its 300 years, the opera still packs an appeal for modern audiences.

"We see this type of powerplay still going on. You just have to turn on the TV and watch the British parliament or the Swedish Riksdag. The backstabbing hasn't changed. The thirst for power and dominion is a universal human trait."

Staffan Valdemar Holm, director

Ann Hallenberg, Artist in Residence at Drottningholms Slottsteater 2019-2020, sings the title role and has been involved in the choice of work, singers and artistic team.

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Schedule 2020

Sat 8 August at 16.00   Première
Mon 10 August at 19.00
Wed 12 August at 19.00
Fri 14 August at 19.00
Sun 16 August at 16.00
Tue 18 August at 19.00
Thu 20 August at 19.00
Sat 22 August at 16.00