Texas Tech School of Music Hosts Annual Opera

Opera is among first to use historical events to describe how Nero's mistress becomes empress.


Poppaea Sabina the Younger was born in Pompeii in AD 30.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University’s School of Music presents Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea.”

WHEN:           7 p.m. April 4 and 5

WHERE:         Texas Tech Allen Theatre

EVENT:          Set in ancient Rome, “The Coronation of Poppea” is an Italian opera by Claudio Monteverdi first performed in Venice. 1693 opera was one of the first to use historical events and people to describe how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to become crowned empress.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance through the School of Music at music.ttu.edu or by calling (806) 834-2623.

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CONTACT: Gerald Dolter, director, Music Theatre, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7191, or Gerald.dolter@ttu.edu.